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Shaker Ephemera

Image - Shaker Label


This is a collection of ephemera made and/or used by the Shakers. Ephemera in this context refers to printed material, or product packaging, created for a specific short-term use. The M. Stephen and Miriam R. Miller Collection of Shaker ephemera is being digitized gradually and will be added to this site in the coming years.

Digitized Materials

This collection includes

  • Over 800 product labels

  • More than 50 examples of stationery (letterheads, order forms, invoices, advertisements, etc.)


Digitization of this collection was done in-house on a flatbed scanner at 600 dpi, 24-bit color and saved as uncompressed TIF images. Textual images were converted to JPEG format at 72 dpi for Web delivery. Pictorial images are delivered as JPEG2000 files.


Metadata for the collection was created by library staff.

(Reviewed: February 21, 2014)


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