From the time the Cahalans landed in Michigan, whether in Wyandotte or the Hubbardston/Ionia area, they have been documenting their lives through photographs. (We have nothing from before immigration, though that remains a possibility to be explored.)
The family is lucky to have kept a large collection these photographs together in a good state of preservation for much of the past century and a half, and what's shown here is, I believe, the majority collection. Not every family member or friend is identifiable--and there are some wonderful, tantalizing mysteries here--but, taken as a whole, they tell our story.
On this page, I've listed the photographs grouped in three ways:
by topics or types of images, such as children, graduation or education-related photos, or shots of 100 Orange Street itself; this entails some overlapping or duplication of images among folders;
by subject, as best as everyone can be identified, in case someone is looking for a specific family member; and
by year, to my best guess--but please remember that this is approximate.
The work of organizing this site, and of organizing the pictures and identifying those in them, will be ongoing and updated as time and opportunity allow.
On another page (titled Photographs 2), I've listed them the way I originally had them organized, by their source and by the order in which I originally scanned them.
All of the images here are numbered, in the order in which they were scanned (so lower numbers are not necessarily earlier pictures: this was just a device to keep them organized); some numbers are missing due to repeated prints of the same image that I left out to avoid unnecessary duplication when I uploaded them; and physical copies of all of the photographs, as well as some of the printed ephemera that came with them, are filed in the order they're listed, under the dates on which they were scanned. This, too is just an organizational device. I explain this further on the second Photographs page.
If you'd like a high-resolution of any particular image, please email me, and--while I have you here--I'd also like to make a plea:
If you have scans of additional material, or want me to scan your pictures for you, please contact me at my email address: email@example.com. It's my hope to give everyone in the family access to everything that survives. Thanks!
As usual, any errors in attribution are mine, and I'm always happy to hear corrections, comments, guesses or suggestions.
Photographs by approximate year:
1901 1902 1903 1905 1906 1907 1909
1910 1911 1913 1916 1917 1918 1919
1930 1931 1932 1933 1935 1937 1939
Photographs, by topic, chronologically:
Formal family portraits. (This is a good place to start to get oriented.)
Pictures of 100 Orange Street.
Immigrants. (James and Mary Mulfahey Cahalan.)
The first family. (Pictures of the first generation of Cahalans in Wyandotte.)
Children: the second generation. (Pictures of the children of John C. Cahalan Sr. and Anna Hogan Cahalan.)
The summer off 1917 and 1918. (Sarah Knapp's photographs of the children of John C. Cahalan Jr. and Della Knapp Cahalan, at their home at 415 Maple Street.)
School and graduation pictures.
St. Patrick's Church and School.
Leo's road trip, 1927-8.
A trip to Europe, 1925
Photographs by subject: (Coming soon!)
Cahalan, Anna Hogan
Cahalan, Della Knapp
Cahalan, Elizabeth Kelly
Cahalan, Fr. James
Cahalan, James Emmett
Cahalan, James (III)
Cahalan, James MD
Cahalan, John C. (III)
Cahalan, John C. Jr.
Cahalan, John C. Sr.
Cahalan, Mary Ellen
Cahalan, Mary Mulfahey
Cahalan, Richard (I)
Cahalan, Richard (III)
Cahalan, Richard MD
Cahalan, Ursula O'Connell
Cahalan, William Leo, Sr.
DePreiter, Fr. Charles Louis
Fairman, Marcia Knapp
Harvey, Mrs. William Sr.
Harvey, William Jr.
Harvey, William, Sr.
Hewson, Will and Harry
Jackson, Fr. Bryce
Jackson, T.E. Howard
Knapp, Benjamin Fairchild
Knapp, Hattie Weise
Knapp, Joseph Goodman
Laue (Lane?), Ellen Marie
McInerney, John R.
Noble, Bert & Willie, and Mother
Noble, Mary Knapp
Norton, Catherine Cahalan
Pattee, Sarah Ann
Rouse, Harry Goodman
Rouse, Nettie Knapp
Schroeder, Evelyn Cahalan
Sullivan, Ann Marie Cahalan
Van Alstyne, Joyce
Weise, Dorothea Schmeedeknecht
Williams, Sarah Noble
Unidentified Boy 1
Unidentified Boy 2
Unidentified Couple 1
Unidentified Couple 2
Unidentified Man 1
Unidentified Man 2
Unidentified Man 3
Unidentified Man 4
Unidentified Man 5
Unidentified Man 6
The Unknown Man
For the moment--while pictures are being organized--please click on this blot to go to the original Photographs page.