Elderly Harmonist woman–“An Economite”– in German dress, Economy, PA, circa 1898.
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Two of elderly Harmonist women in German dress

Credit: Courtesy of Old Economy Village

The elderly Harmonist woman on the left. The celibate Harmonists continued to wear traditional German dress throughout their lives. Once too old to take care of themselves and their many business ventures, they used their substantial wealth to employ local residents.

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