Birds'-eye view of Alfred Shaker community, 1880

Contributed by United Society of Shakers


The 1880 Alfred Church Journal records that on January 29, 1880, "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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  • Title: Birds'-eye view of Alfred Shaker community, 1880
  • Creator: Goist, Phares Fulton
  • Creation Date: 1880-01-29
  • Subject Date: 1880-01-29
  • Town: Alfred
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Slide from an illustration- camera obscura/lucida
  • Local Code: ITE 3
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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United Society of Shakers
707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
(207) 926-4597

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