Norton Strange Townshend family papers  1807-1995
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"Cahill Collection" [subseries]

Scope note: These daguerreotypes and ambrotypes were accessioned as a set and are thought to have been the collection of (Sarah) Melinda Bailey Cahill and the Cahill family. Melinda was the sister of Margaret Bailey Townshend. The family had as their portraitist Melinda’s brother-in-law, Thomas Easterly, but only the daguerreotypes bearing the characteristic "Easterly, Artist" mats, or Easterly's handwriting on the verso, can be attributed to Easterly with absolute certainty. However, a number of the daguerreotypes of unclear provenance bear the characteristics of Easterly’s work.

  

The Cahill collection and the Niagara views are housed in the Graphics Division.

Box   42  
#1 Mary Bailey, sixth-plate daguerreotype, unknown daguerreotypist,  c. 1852 [EA-13]
 
#2 Mary Bailey, sixth-plate daguerreotype, Thomas M. Easterly (daguerreotypist),  c. 1852 [EA-14]
 
#3 Mary Bailey, sixth-plate daguerreotype, Thomas M. Easterly (daguerreotypist),  c. 1852 [EA-15]
 
#4 Mary Bailey, sixth-plate daguerreotype, Henry Long and Enoch Long (daguerreotypists),  c. 1848-49 [EA-16]
Box   43  
#5 William F. Cahill, sixth-plate daguerreotype, Thomas M. Easterly (daguerreotypist),  c. 1855 [EA-22]
 
#6 William F. Cahill, sixth-plate daguerreotype, J.J. Outley
 
(daguerreotypist),  c. 1852 [EA-24]
 
#7 [Florence?] Cahill, sixth-plate daguerreotype, unknown daguerreotypist,  c. 1862 [EA-30]
 
#8 [Florence?] Cahill, sixth-plate daguerreotype, unknown daguerreotypist, c. 1862 [EA-31]
 
#9 [Florence?] Cahill, sixth-plate ruby glass ambrotype, unknown photographer,  c. 1862 [EA-33]
 
#10 [Florence?] Cahill, sixth-plate ruby glass ambrotype, unknown photographer,  c. 1862[EA-34]
 
#11 [Paul?] Cahill, ninth-plate daguerreotype, unknown daguerreotypist,  c. 1862 [EA-32]
Box   44  
#12 (Sarah) Melinda Bailey Cahill, sixth-plate daguerreotype, Thomas Easterly (daguerreotypist),  c. 1850 [EA-3]
 
#13 (Sarah) Melinda Bailey Cahill, sixth-plate daguerreotype, perhaps Henry & Enoch Long (daguerreotypists), due to similarity in setting to #4,  c. 1848-1849 [EA-17]
 
#14 (Sarah) Melinda Bailey Cahill, sixth-plate daguerreotype, unknown daguerreotypist,  c. 1848-49 [EA-18]
 
#15 (Sarah) Melinda Bailey Cahill, sixth-plate daguerreotype, probably Thomas Easterly (daguerreotypist), due to similarities in dress and pose to #12,  c. 1850 [EA-19]
 
#16 (Sarah) Melinda Bailey Cahill and infant, sixth-plate daguerreotype, unknown daguerreotypist,  c. 1856 [EA-21]
 
#17 (Sarah) Melinda Bailey Cahill, sixth-plate daguerreotype in gutta-percha frame, unknown daguerreotypist,  c. 1865 [EA-25]
 
#18 (Sarah) Melinda Bailey Cahill, sixth-plate daguerreotype, unknown daguerreotypist,  c. 1865 [EA-26]
 
#19 (Sarah) Melinda Bailey Cahill, sixth-plate daguerreotype, unknown daguerreotypist,  c. 1865 [EA-27]
Box   45  
#20 (Anna) Miriam Bailey Easterly, sixth-plate daguerreotype, possibly Henry and Enoch Long, due to similarity of paper covering on back of frame to #4,  c. 1848-1849 [EA-4]
 
#21 (Anna) Miriam Bailey Easterly, sixth-plate daguerreotype with applied color, Thomas Easterly (daguerreotypist), August  1849. Behind daguerreotype is written, "Equal’d by few." Written on each of four edges of seal on backside of daguerreotype is: "T.M. Easterly" / "Daguerrean" / "St. Louis, MO" / " August 1849" [EA-5]
 
#22 (Anna) Miriam Bailey Easterly, sixth-plate daguerreotype, Thomas Easterly (daguerreotypist),  c. 1849. Inside case, behind daguerreotype is a "T. M. Easterly Daguerrean Artist" printed newspaper advertisement [EA-6]
 
#23 (Anna) Miriam Bailey Easterly (possibly in wedding attire), sixth-plate daguerreotype, Thomas Easterly (daguerreotypist),  c. 1850 [EA-7]
 
#24 (Anna) Miriam Bailey Easterly, sixth-plate daguerreotype, Thomas Easterly (daguerreotypist),  c. 1854 [EA-8]
 
#25 (Anna) Miriam Bailey Easterly with sewing basket, sixth-plate daguerreotype, Thomas Easterly,  c. 1860 [EA-9]
 
#26 (Anna) Miriam Bailey Easterly, sixth-plate daguerreotype, Thomas Easterly,  c. 1865 [EA-10]
 
#27 (Anna) Miriam Bailey Easterly, sixth-plate daguerreotype, Thomas Easterly (daguerreotypist),  c. 1852 [EA-20]
Box   46  
#28 Margaret Ann Bailey Townshend, sixth-plate daguerreotype, unknown daguerreotypist,  c. 1850 [EA-11]
 
#28 Norton Strange Townshend, sixth-plate ruby glass ambrotype, unknown photographer,  c. 1861 [EA-12]
 
#29 Norton Strange Townshend, quarter-plate daguerreotype, Thomas Easterly (daguerreotypist),  c. 1865 [no EA number]
 
#30 Case containing portraits of (clockwise from top left): (Anna) Miriam Bailey Easterly, Thomas Easterly, (Sarah) Melinda Bailey Cahill, and Mary Bailey, daguerreotypes, Thomas Easterly (daguerreotypist),  c. 1850 [EA-1]
 
#31 Case containing portraits of Thomas Easterly and (Anna) Miriam Bailey Easterly, daguerreotypes, Thomas Easterly (daguerreotypist),  c. 1850 [EA-2]
Box   47  
#32 Unidentified man (possibly William Frank Cahill), quarter-plate tintype in gutta-percha frame, unknown photographer,  c. 1865 [EA-23]
 
#33 Unidentified young woman in Easterly’s studio chair, sixth-plate daguerreotype, Thomas Easterly (daguerreotypist),  c. 1865 [EA-28]
 
#34 Unidentified young man, sixth-plate daguerreotype, unknown daguerreotypist,  c. 1850 [EA-29]
 
#35 Unidentified little girl, sixth-plate ruby glass ambrotype, unknown photographer [EA-35]
 
#36 Unidentified little girl, sixth-plate ruby glass ambrotype, unknown photographer [EA-36]