Boys Sledding, Sabbathday Lake, ca. 1900

Contributed by United Society of Shakers


Pictured from left: Walter Chace (b. 1887), Milan Corey (b. 1888) and Hiram Bailey (b. 1888).

This picture was taken a few yards to the left of the Boys' Shop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village.

Behind the boys are the Cow Barn and the Greenhouse, built in 1896 by Elder Delmer Wilson and Brother Chellis Wing (b. 1876).

The 15 by 50 foot building was kept warm by a homemade heater fueled by cordwood. Hot water circulated through 500 feet of 2" iron pipe. Approximately 2,000 boxes of cabbage and tomato plants were raised for sale each year.

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About This Item

  • Title: Boys Sledding, Sabbathday Lake, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Wilson, Delmer Charles
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Local Name: Sabbathday Lake
  • Town: New Gloucester
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Slide from a glass-plate negative
  • Local Code: ITE 19
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

United Society of Shakers
707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
(207) 926-4597

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