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Dust pan, Canterbury, NH

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New Hampshire, Canterbury

Miniature dustpan of tin-plated sheet metal. Pan of one piece of tin-plate, corners soldered. Conical, closed handle surface soldered to pan back. Triangular reinforcement soldered to pan rim and handle top. A strap of tin rolled to provide hinge for hanging ring is soldered to handle closure but ring has been lost.


According to Eldress Emma B. King of the Canterbury Shakers, this dustpan belonged to Sister Philinda Miner, who was admitted to that community in 1844.

New Hampshire Canterbury

New Hampshire Canterbury

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Shaker Museum Dustpan. Accessed on April 25, 2024

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Shane Rothe

Curatorial Associate

Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.