Imagining the Shakers: How the Visual Culture of Shaker Life was Pictured in the Popular Illustrated Press of Nineteenth-Century America, written by Robert P. Emlen and by published Hamilton’s Richard W. Couper Press, was recently awarded the Ewell W. Newman Book Award.

The award is presented annually by the American Historical Print Collectors Society (AHPCS) to the best new book on American historical prints. According to the AHPCS website, the award recognizes and encourages “outstanding publications enhancing appreciation of American prints at least 100 years old.”

The Couper Press was created in 2006 and named in honor of the late Richard W. Couper ’44, a life trustee of Hamilton and benefactor of the Burke Library. Imagining the Shakers is part of the Couper Press Shaker Studies series.

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