Carl Shilling's suspenders, Byron, ca. 1970

Contributed by Byron Historical Society


These suspenders were worn by, Byron, hermit and prospector Carl Shilling. Shilling, a German immigrant who arrived in the United States during World War II, lived in a cabin near the Swift River during the latter half of the 20th century. Shilling was frugal and wore hand-me-down clothes donated by local people. In addition to panning for gold, he made his living doing odd jobs for local residents.

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  • Title: Carl Shilling's suspenders, Byron, ca. 1970
  • Creation Date: circa 1970
  • Subject Date: circa 1970
  • Location: Byron, Oxford County, ME
  • Media: Cotton, metal, elastic
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Byron Historical Society
64 East Branch Road, Byron, ME 04275
(207) 364-7446

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