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Shaker Room, Kentucky, 1989

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"Shaker rooms reflect Shaker values of symmetry, order, and function. At Pleasant Hill women entered the dining room of the Centre Family dwelling house through the left, men through the right; they sat at separate tables. Pegboards enabled chairs to be hung out of the way so a room could be swept."

—From "The Shakers' Brief Eternity," September 1989, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by Sam Abell

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