Contributed by United Society of Shakers
The Sabbathday Lake Shakers and the Ricker family, proprietors of the world famous Poland Spring hotels and the mineral springs, had a relationship going back to the 1790s. The relationship lasted into the 1960s.
This photo of Eldress Prudence Stickney and Sister Ada Cummings was taken in the 1920s at the Ricker's Mansion House, the original inn run by the Rickers. The sisters were there for a winter sale of fancy goods.
About This Item
- Title: Shakers at winter sale, Poland Spring Resort
- Creator: United Society of Shakers
- Creation Date: circa 1920
- Subject Date: circa 1920
- Local Name: Poland Spring
- Town: Poland
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Shakers--Missions--Maine--New Gloucester
- Sisters (in religious orders, congregations, etc.)--Photographs
- Christian communities
- United Society of Shakers--Maine
- Poland Spring Hotel (Poland Spring, Me.)--Photographs
- Mansion House
- Poland Spring
- Religious community
- Sabbathday Lake
- Sisters (in religious orders, congregations, etc.)
For more information about this item, contact:United Society of Shakers
707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
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