Mary Murphy Gallagher was born in County Kildaire,
Ireland in 1865.
This cabinet card image was made about 1890 in the Matthew Stahn Gallery
when Mary was about 25. She had recently arrived in Baltimore.
The pin pictured here at her neck now belongs to the submitter's wife.
Twin brothers, Charles and Francis Gallagher were
born in Baltimore to Mary Murphy Gallagher and John J. Gallagher on
1 September 1891.
This cabinet card sized albumen print is badly faded.
I have tried
to make adjustments electronically, but the results are only fair. Compare
it to the much better preserved photo on the left.
The Gallagher family returned to Ireland in
1898 after being in Baltimore for a few years. They returned once again
to Baltimore in 1912 and have lived here ever since. Mary died in 1927.
The twins are also deceased.
uploaded to database 2 February 2002