Shaker Boxes Back before plastic, people needed a way to store tea, spices and other small items. Bent-wood "pantry boxes" were used for this purpose because they were strong and light.

Shaker boxes the design and history of Shaker boxes

♥ ~ ♥ Shakers ♥ ~ ♥ Shaker Boxes Back before plastic, people needed a way to store tea, spices and other small items. Bent-wood "pantry boxes" were used for this purpose because they were strong and light.

Shaker Rug - Starburst crocheted rug, cotton and wool with radiating center, 6" striped linear border, stretched and mounted for wall display, c. 1900, 44" dia.

Shaker Rug - Starburst crocheted rug, cotton and wool with radiating center, striped linear border, stretched and mounted for wall display, c.

Canterbury Shaker Sisters at service with "Cora Sarle - front row on right with Bible" 1949

Canterbury Shaker Sisters at service with "Cora Sarle - front row on right with Bible" 1949

A Shaker Brother and his feathered pets | Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village, NY | Harvard Art Museums @Ashley Walters Walters Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

From the Harvard Art Museums’ collections Social Revolution (? Shaker Communities: Shaker Communities, United States: A Shaker brother and his feathered pets, Mt. Lebanon, N.

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 1794 Meetinghouse, New Gloucester, Maine -- well worth a visit!

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village "Chosen Land" 1794 Meetinghouse, New Gloucester, Maine

North Family Mount Lebanon Shaker Eldresses Anna White and Antoinette Doolittle, sitting with Elders Frederick Evans and Daniel Offord, c. 1870

North Family Mount Lebanon Shaker Eldresses Anna White and Antoinette Doolittle, sitting with Elders Frederick Evans and Daniel Offord, c.

Shaker cape and cloak

Most people who are interested in the Shakers know of Hancock Shaker Village, a well preserved settlement near Pittsfield, Massachuset.

Sister Margaret Egleston (1843-1925, Mount Lebanon, NY). On December 28, 1923, a fire broke out in the Second Family that threatened not only the chair factory, but half a dozen Shaker workshops and buildings. Seventy-five year old Eldress Margaret jumped to action organizing the Shaker sisters in a bucket-brigade hauling buckets of water up to the roofs of the burning buildings. Read about Margaret's story at www.shakerml.org/exhibitions Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

Sister Margaret Egleston (1843-1925, Mount Lebanon, NY). On December 28, 1923, a fire broke out in the Second Family that threatened not only the chair factory, but half a dozen Shaker workshops and buildings. Seventy-five year old Eldress Margaret jumped to action organizing the Shaker sisters in a bucket-brigade hauling buckets of water up to the roofs of the burning buildings. Read about Margaret's story at www.shakerml.org/exhibitions Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

The Shaker Cemetery has 10 rows of about 30 graves each, of stone and metal markers. It is reflective of the ideals of the Shakers that the epitaphs on the markers are simple, raised lettering stating only the name and age of the deceased and the date of death. Because of the vow of celibacy, there are no child graves; any child in the community who died was most likely returned to the family for burial. Several markers show people who lived into their 70s. Harvard, MA

Markers stand in rows in the Shaker “lollipop” Cemetery Harvard MA

Textiles used by the Shakers at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky - Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Textiles used by the Shakers at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky - Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Sabbathday Lake Sisters at Poland Spring concert, 1897

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