Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, KY .

Were the Shakers the original modernists? The Shaker design philosophy–"Don't make something unless it is both necessary and useful;

palemauve: Shaker winter

Beautiful study of the Water House & Brethren’s Bath House, Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. Photo by Robert Dalrymple,

Dining Room - Hancock Shaker Village - Photo by Nancy Nehez

right hand side of the dining room in the central brick dwelling (second floor), Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA

reminds me of 5th grade field trip to connor prairie farms in Indiana!

Shaker Interiors

reminds me of grade field trip to connor prairie farms in Indiana!

Shaker Bench, 1825–50  was used with the community dining table. Hancock, Massachusetts.  Pine

Bench Date: Geography: Probably made in Hancock, Massachusetts, United States Culture: American, Shaker Medium: Pine the met

The Shaker Retiring Room is from the North Family Dwelling in New Lebanon, New York, which dates to around 1830–40

shaker retiring room Architectural elements from North Family Dwelling, New Lebanon, New York, ca.

Shaker Ladderback Rocker c.1840

Shaker Ladderback Rocker Dale put our rocker like this together from a kit we purchased from Shaker Workshops.