Shakers at Poland Spring Concert


The long time friendship between the Sabbathday Lake Shakers and the Rickers of Poland Spring benefited other Shaker societies.

This photo was taken at the Notman Photographic Studio at the Poland Spring House. The photo shows the Canterbury (NH) Quartette and some of the Sabbathday Lake sisters in 1897.

The Canterbury Shakers had come to the hotel to entertain in the Music Hall. The concert raised $76 for the Canterbury Shakers, "for the betterment of their Shaker home."

Fifth from the left is Sister Aurelia Mace of Sabbathday Lake. Fourth from the right is Eldress Dorothy Durgin from Canterbury, famed for her promotion of the Shaker cloak, which was known as the "Dorothy Cloak" in her honor.

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