: Portrait of an unidentified Shaker woman, ca. 1880-1899. She is wearing the typical dress of women who were members of the religious sect. The Shakers were a religious group spread throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida. They believed in celibacy, community, equality of the sexes, simplicity, and humility. The men were referred to as "brothers" and the women "sisters."
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: AL02699 Subjects
: Shakers--History; Multicultural Ohio--Religion in Ohio; Women and religion--United States; Shakers--Clothing Places
: Springfield (Massachusetts)