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Title Cahill, Timmy
Date 1906 to 1907/01 C
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number X1982.325.1
Description Mailed card. Front: Black and white photograph of a man standing in front of a horse drawn carriage. White border along bottom of card (in white border typed "Timmy Cahill A Colourful Woodstock Figure 1907"). Man wearing a dark coloured suit, with a half length coat over top. Attached to his vest on right is a chain (possibly attached to a pocket watch). He is wearing a hat and smoking a pipe. His left hand is inside his trouser pocket. His right hand is resting on top of the front wheel of the carriage. In background is a partial view of a wooden building (barn/shed?). Two lines strung across the image just above and behind the man (the line in the distance has a shirt and trousers hung from them towards the right side of image). Reverse: Printed along top "Post Card This Side For The Address". Postmarked on upper right side "Woodstock AM Jan 30 07 Ont.". Green Canada Postage King Edward VII 1 Cent stamp in upper right corner. Printed in blue ink from left to left of card "To Fred Eltom Barber", "Gift Mr. Fred Eltom", "Timmie Cahill".
Provenance Timmy Cahill, an Irishman, was a Woodstock area resident for 30 odd years. His given name was John George Cahill. For the majority of the years, he was employed by the Sentinel Review. For some time he also had the job of lighting the street lamps for the gas company. John George Cahill died in London on Tuesday August, 25th, 1914.
Year Range from 1906
Year Range to 1907
Medium Paper/Ink
Print size 13.8 x 8.7 cm
Search Terms Other Building
Other Professions
Vehicles Towed
Copyright Public Domain