Female doll dressed in the garb of the Ephrata Community 1732
1. One doll in the clothes of the Solitary Sister, Order of Roses of Saron, of the Ephrata Community, 1732 and two descriptive cards.
Date of Accession
12 June 2007
Bio History Note
From card accompanying doll written by the manufacturer: Prayer and work was the lot of the Solitary Sister of Ephrata. She lived in her little cell, sleeping on a wooden bench with a wooden pillow. She worked at spinning, weaving, writing, drawing, and singing. She baked bread for the entire community, tended the kitchen gardens, and helped in the manufacture of sulphur matches, wax tapers, paper lanterns and boxes, and artificial flowers. her life was dedicated to the Christian virtues of humility, chastity, temperance, and charity.
From handwritten note inside box from Esther Rupel: "Maria," named for sisters, wife of John Valentine Mack or, wife of Christopher Sauer I, both lived at Ephrata Cloisters where Capuchin garb worn 1739.
Description prepared 14 June 2007 by Jeanine M. Wine.