Contributed by Byron Historical Society
These suspenders were worn by, Byron, hermit and prospector Carl Shilling. Shilling, a German immigrant who arrived in the United States during World War II, lived in a cabin near the Swift River during the latter half of the 20th century. Shilling was frugal and wore hand-me-down clothes donated by local people. In addition to panning for gold, he made his living doing odd jobs for local residents.
About This Item
- Title: Carl Shilling's suspenders, Byron, ca. 1970
- Creation Date: circa 1970
- Subject Date: circa 1970
- Town: Byron
- County: Oxford
- State: ME
- Media: cotton, metal, elastic
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Byron Historical Society
64 East Branch Road, Byron, ME 04275
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