Shaker Periodical, THE SHAKER, Albany, New York, January 1871, First issue, Vol. No. 1, published monthly by and under the direction of the Mt. Lebanon Bishopric, G. A. Lomas, resident editor, (minor toning, two small losses at bottom margin, crease), 14 x 9 3/4 in. Provenance: Avis H. Howells Collection. Note: Originally published by Shaker men, but changed when they realized they were not following the Shaker doctrine of equal leadership for women. The name was then changed to THE SHAKER AND THE SHAKERESS.