Alfred Shakers, Old Orchard, ca. 1900

Contributed by United Society of Shakers


Pictured front, from left, are: unidentified Sister, Sister Jennie Staten, unidentified Sister; middle row: Eldress Mary Walker, Brother Stephen Gowen, Eldress Eliza R. Smith, Brother Frank Libby and unidentified Sister; back row: Sister Louise Easton, Sister Ellen Griffin, Eldress Fannie Casey, unidentified Brother and Sister Susie West.

Developed in 1856, tintypes experienced resurgence at the beginning of this century. Tin typists were often found in recreational areas such as beaches. Frequently, people wanted just such an "old fashioned" but quickly processed photograph as a record of a vacation or outing. Note the use of painted backdrop for this group portrait.

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About This Item

  • Title: Alfred Shakers, Old Orchard, ca. 1900
  • Creator: United Society of Shakers
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: Old Orchard Beach
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Slide from a tintype
  • Local Code: ITE 25
  • 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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