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Inner Light | by Jeff Milsteen
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Inner Light

Another from my Shaker archives, this is an interior shot from the Shaker dwelling house in South Union, Kentucky. I love the way the light bounces around the room. This is a scan from a color slide, converted to B&W and then given a slight sepia hue.


Note - several people asked about the chairs hanging upside down on peg rails along the walls. This was common in Shaker dwelling houses. Shakers were very much into cleanliness and would hang things on walls, including hats, cloaks, chairs, small cabinets, etc., to keep the floors clear for sweeping. The chairs were hung upside down to keep dust from falling on the seats.

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Taken on January 23, 2010