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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

Birds'-eye view of Alfred Shaker community, 1880

Birds'-eye view of Alfred Shaker community, 1880

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United Society of Shakers

The 1880 Alfred Church Journal records that on January 29th "Phares F. Goist the Artist came today and took a Bird's eye view of our beautiful Shaker Home which is to be inserted in the forthcoming 'History of York Co'."

Visible from the left to the right are the Church family and Second Family and in the distance, the disbanded Third or Gathering Family. At the time 19 Brothers and 36 Sisters resided at the community.


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