- Item 16958 - Elizabeth Haskell, Sabbathday Lake, ca. 1900
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- Item 16958
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Elizabeth Haskell (1852-1920) was associate or second eldress at the Poland Spring Shakers from 1873 to 1887, when the community closed. She and the other nine remaining members moved to the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community.Show Details
In 1888, she became second eldress of the Maine Ministry, a post she held until 1915.
She often traveled to area hotels, such as the Poland Spring resort where the photo was taken, selling Shaker fancy goods. She had lived at the Shaker community since she was about a year old, having moved there with her widowed mother.