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Carl Shilling's suspenders, Byron, ca. 1970

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.

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  • 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
(207) 364-7446
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