Brackett was an elder in the Shaker community at Alfred, Maine.
The 20th-century American composer revived the Shaker song “Simple Gifts” by placing it within his score for Appalachian Spring, a 1944 ballet.
Shaker furniture was designed with the belief that “beauty rests on utility.”
The well-known lithographer D.W. Kellogg prepared this lithograph.
A visitor prepared this sketch in the 1840s.
The Watervliet Shaker village was the site of the original Shaker community (then labeled Niskeyuna).