Going for a Surrey Ride, Alfred Shaker Village, ca. 1918Item 6916 info
United Society of Shakers
This photograph was probably taken soon after the Second family at Alfred closed in April of 1918. Eldress Harriett Coolbroth (1864-1953), patting Old Dan, Brother Stephen Gowen, driving the surrey, and 13 Sisters moved to the Church Family at that time.
In 1931 the Church family itself closed and 21 Alfred Shakers moved to the community at Sabbathday Lake.
The photo is taken in front of the Third Dwelling House, Alfred.