Sunday, January 15, 2012

Someone's Ancestor Sunday - Shanahan

These two carte de visites are among a collection of photographs held by my uncle, most of the photographs in the collection relate to my O'Brien family. "A. Pentreath"  mentioned on the back of the photographs is my great aunt Angela Pentreath nee O'Brien (1903-1989). The writing on the back of the photographs mentions that the Shanahans were "near neighbours of Joyces and very old friends". My great grandmother (Angela's mother) was a Joyce, Margaret Mary O'Brien (nee Joyce). The family lived at Pannoobamawm near Tennyson, Victoria, Australia. 
Photograph of an unknown woman from O'Brien family photo collection. Possibly J. Shanahan.
This photograph is a Carte de visite. Photographer:  Crowther.
Back of photograph of an unknown woman from O'Brien family photo collection.
Photographer:  Crowther, Echuca & Deniliquin.
Other handwritten writing on the back of this photograph is shown below.
"J. Shanahan"
"A. Pentreath" - this means the photograph belonged to my great aunt.
"Old friends of Joyces"
Photograph of an unknown man from O'Brien family photo collection. Possibly Jack Shanahan.
This photograph is a Carte de visite. Photographer:  Crowther.
Back of photograph of an unknown man from O'Brien family photo collection.
Handwriting on the back says "near neighbours of Joyces & very old friends. A. Pentreath. Jack Shanahan."
Are you related to the Shanahan family? If so, please contact me by email [ausgenjourneys at gmail.com] and I can send you high resolution copies of these photographs. 
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3 comments:

  1. What treasures, Aillin. I hope that you find someone related to share them with.

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  2. Thanks Jill. I hope I can find someone to share the photos with. Hopefully someday someone will have photographs of my ancestors to share also :)

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  3. Aillin, could you please email me? I am a Shanaughan, sometimes spelt shanahan. My gggreat grandmother was Johanna shanaughan

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