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Guide to the de Caro, Mulvehill and Menkhoff Family Papers
1880-2001
  MS 2956

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Container List

Series III: Photographs, 1880-1970

Arrangement note

Photographs have been organized by family, and are generally described at the item level, although there are multiple photogrphs of some subjects.

Subseries III.1: Beatrice Mulvehill and Frank de Caro Photographs

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains photographs of Beatrice Mulvehill and Frank E. de Caro, singly and together, both before and after their marriage. It also contains photographs of their son Frank de Caro as a child.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1-2 Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro) at college
circa 1920-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 4-5 Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro) European Tour
1926
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro) in St. Mark's Square, Venice with members of her tour group
1926
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro) with her Berkeley school group in the Alps
1926
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro) at the Trevi Fountain in Rome with her European tour group
1926
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Pope Pious XI with whom Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro) had a private audience
1926
Box: 3 Folder : 10 London hotel for Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro) European tour
1926
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro) first communion
circa 1912
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro), far left, with her class at Georgian Court College
circa 1920-1939
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro), "Fancy dress, Atlantic Crossing"
1926
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Wedding of Beatrice Mulvehill and Frank E. de Caro at Our Lady of Angels Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn
1938
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Frank E. de Caro and Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro) with friends in his Flatbush apartment
circa 1930-1949
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Frank E. de Caro, possibly at his wedding
circa 1938
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Our Lady of Angels Roman Catholic Church, Brooklyn, NY. Possibly for wedding of Beatrice Mulvehill and Frank E. de Caro.
circa 1938
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro) with her European tour group
1926
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro and Frank E. de Caro at the front door of his family home in Brooklyn
1944 February 13
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Frank E. de Caro, Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro on desk at his family home in Brooklyn
circa 1940-1949
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Frank de Caro
1944
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Frank de Caro with his father Frank E. de Caro
circa 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Frank de Caro childhood
circa 1940-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Frank de Caro after his return from India
circa 1960-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro with her son Frank de Caro
1944

Subseries III.2: Mulvehill Family Photographs

Scope and Contents note

Photographs within this subseries contain images of a number of individuals in the Mulvehill family. They span several generations and cover a broad time range from the 1880s to the 1990s.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Annie C. Brown (Mother of Myrtle Belle Brown Mulvehill)
1934, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Annie C. Brown with several Mulvehill grandsons and others
circa 1880-1910
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Annie C. Brown
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Clarissa Brown
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Barbara Mulvehill (Gray)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Beatrice Mulvehill (Palmer)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Beatrice Mulvehill Palmer bridal portrait
1956 September 29
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Beatrice Mulvehill Palmer and John M. Palmer in some photos with their children
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Edward Leslie Mulvehill
circa 1905
Box: 3 Folder : 27 John Henry Mulvehill with sons Edward and John at Coney Island (tintype)
circa 1900-1910
Box: 3 Folder : 28 John Henry Mulvehill
circa 1920-1929
Box: 4 Folder : 9 John Henry Mulvehill
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 29 John Henry (Jack) Mulvehill
circa 1950-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 30 John Henry (Jack) Mulvehill
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 31 John J. Mulvehill at work
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 32 John J. Mulvehill
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Lillian Firmbach Mulvehill holding great grandchild
1988-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Lillian Firmbach Mulvehill
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Margo Sefton Mulvehill
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Mary Jane Mulvehill
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 36-37 Mary Nassett Mulvehill
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 38-39 Myrtle Belle Brown (Mulvehill)at Coney Island with unidentified boyfriend (tintype)
circa 1880-1910
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Myrtle Belle Brown (Mulvehill) and unidentified at Coney Island (Boxed tintype)
circa 1880-1910
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Myrtle Belle Brown (Mulvehill) at Coney Island with unidentified friends (tintype)
circa 1880-1910
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Myrtle Belle Brown Mulvehill and her son Edward at the wedding of Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro and Frank E. de Caro
1938
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Myrtle Belle Brown Mulvehill with her sister Agnes Brown Wagner and her daughter Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Myrtle Belle Brown Mulvehill and Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Myrtle Belle Brown Mulvehill, probably with great grandchild
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 44 Myrtle Belle Brown Mulvehill probably with her niece Myrtle Brown Schultz O'Toole
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 45-46 Myrtle Brown Mulvehill
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 12-13 Urban S. Mulvehill
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 47 Urban S. Mulvehill during World War II
circa 1939-1942
Box: 3 Folder : 48 Urban S. Mulvehill Jr. at his wedding with bride Diane Gregory and parents Margaret Sefton Mulvehill and Urban S. Mulvehill
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 49 Vincent L. Mulvehill
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Vincent L. Mulvehill and John L. Mulvehill with a business group
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 51 Mulvehill children at Coney Island with their nursemaid and mother
circa 1910
Box: 3 Folder : 52 John Henry Mulvehill and his son Edward at Coney Island
circa 1910
Box: 3 Folder : 53 Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro), Brother Urban S. Mulvehill, and dog
circa 1910
Box: 3 Folder : 54 John Henry Mulvehill, Myrtle Belle Brown Mulvehill, Urban S. Mulvehill and Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro in the Catskills
circa 1910
Box: 3 Folder : 55 John Henry Mulvehill with son Urban S. Mulvehill and Mr. Evans (Urban's godfather and friend of John Henry) at Luna Park, Coney Island
circa 1912
Box: 3 Folder : 56 Vincent, John, Urban, Edward Mulvehill with other unidentified boys
circa 1912
Box: 3 Folder : 57 John Henry Mulvehill with his son John and his wife Mary at Coney Island
circa 1920-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Mary Nassett Mulvehill and John J. Mulvehill possibly at Coney Island
circa 1920-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 59 Jack Mulvehill, Frank E. de Caro, Vincent Mulvehill, and Urban S. Mulvehill
circa 1920-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 60 Urban S. Mulvehill, Kevin Mulvehill, Mary Nassett Mulvehill, Mary Jane Mulvehill, possibly Urban S. Jr. Mulvehill and Margo Mulvehill
circa 1950
Box: 3 Folder : 61 Margo Sefton Mulvehill, Urban S. Mulvehill Jr., Margo Mulvehill, Mary Jane Mulvehill, Kevin Mulvehill , and Vera Sexton Mulvehill
circa 1950-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 62 Grays and Palmers, Cleveland
1963
Box: 3 Folder : 63 John J. Mulvehill with his sister Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro and daughter Jane Mulvehill in Beatrice's Ridge Boulevard apartment, Brooklyn
1967 January
Box: 3 Folder : 64 Unidentified woman, Vincent L. Mulvehill probably at residence of John and Mary Mulvehill on 73rd Street in Brooklyn
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 65 John J. Mulvehill and Urban S. Mulvehill
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 66 Beatrice Mulvehill Palmer, Lillian Firmbach Mulvehill, and Barbara Mulvehill Gray
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 67 Frank de Caro with his cousin Mary Jane Mulvehill and her friend Nancy Fanelli
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 68 Cousins Margo, Kevin, and Mary Jane Mulvehill, Frank de Caro, and Urban S. Mulvehill Jr.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Barbara Mulvehill (Gray) and Beatrice Mulvehill (Palmer) with their cousin (either Jack or Kevin Mulvehill) as children.
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 69 Beach Lake, PA, farm/boarding house where Frank de Caro spent some summers
circa 1920-1929

Subseries III.3: Mulvehill Family Visits to Lake Waramaug, CT

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains photographs of gatherings at the Mulvehill family summer home at Lake Waramaug in Connecticut.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 70 Lake Waramaug house interior
circa 1920-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 71-72 Group on steps of Lake Waramaug house
circa 1920-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 73 Group in front of Lake Waramaug house including Mary Nassett Mulvehill, Myrtle Belle Brown Mulvehill, and probably Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro)
1934 September 18
Box: 3 Folder : 74 Group on steps of Lake Waramaug house including Mary Nassett Mulvehill and John J. Mulvehill
1934 September 18
Box: 3 Folder : 75 Myrtle Belle Brown Mulvehill with group in front of Lake Waramaug house
1934 September 18
Box: 3 Folder : 76 Group in front of Lake Waramaug House
1934
Box: 3 Folder : 77 Group on steps of Lake Waramaug house
circa 1930-1939
Box: 3 Folder : 78 Lillian Firmbach Mulvehill, Mary Nassett Mulvehill and children at Lake Waramaug
circa 1930-1949
Box: 3 Folder : 79 Myrtle Belle Brown Mulvehill and her daughter Beatrice Mulvehill (de Caro) in front of Lake Waramaug house
circa 1930-1949
Box: 3 Folder : 80 Mulvehill family Thanksgiving, Lake Waramaug, CT
1954
Box: 3 Folder : 81 Lake Waramaug, CT
1996 November
Box: 3 Folder : 82 Myrtle Belle Brown Mulvehill on her lawn of Lake Waramaug house with her dog
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 83 Unidentified, Vincent Mulvehill, and John Mulvehill, at Lake Waramaug house, winter
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 84 Boathouse, Lake Waramaug, CT (build by John Henry Mulvehill)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 15-16 Lake Waramaug house
undated

Subseries III.4: de Caro Family Photographs

Scope and Contents note

Photographs in this series largely document two generations of de Caros between the 1880s and 1940s. It also contains several assorted images of later generations of de Caros in the last half of the 20th century.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Sherman Beattie and Joan McAlevey Beattie with their son Richard
1962
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Anna Menkhoff (de Caro), dressed for a costume ball (framed tintype)
circa 1880-1900
Box: 3 Folder : 85 Anna Menkhoff de Caro
circa 1880-1900
Box: 3 Folder : 86 Anna Menkhoff de Caro in Lakeville, CT
1944, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 87 Anna Menkhoff de Caro with Lillyan de Caro Santo, John Santo, Frances de Caro in her living room at 725 Greenwood Ave, Brooklyn
1956
Box: 3 Folder : 88 Anna Menkhoff de Caro
1958
Box: 3 Folder : 89 Anna Menkhoff de Caro in her living room
circa 1970-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 90 Anna Menkhoff de Caro
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 91 Anna Menkhoff de Caro and Frank A. de Caro in Monroe, NY
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 92 Anna Menkhoff de Caro and Frank A. de Caro
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Arthur de Caro (Died 1920s)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Arthur de Caro, first communion
circa 1900-1920
Box: 3 Folder : 93 Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro
circa 1920s-1939
Box: 3 Folder : 94 Frances de Caro in Italy
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 95 Frances de Caro in Saint Marks Square in Venice
1921
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Frances Antoinette de Caro with her father Frank A. de Caro after their return to New York from Europe aboard the S.S. Adriatic.
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 96 Captain of the ship that took Frances de Caro and Frank A. de Caro to Italy
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 97 Frances de Caro
circa 1920-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 98-99 Frances de Caro
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 100 Boxed portrait of Frank A. de Caro
circa 1880-1900
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Frank A. de Caro in uniform of Italian-American organization identified as "Francisco De Caro"
circa 1880-1900
Box: 3 Folder : 101 Frank A. de Caro with uniformed Italian-American organization in New York
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 102 Frank A. de Caro in front of his business on W. 34th Street in New York
circa 1880-1900
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Frank A. de Caro in Arizona
circa 1900-1920
Box: 3 Folder : 103 Frank A. de Caro at Niagara Falls
circa 1900-1920
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Frank A. de Caro with a delegation of Italian-American leaders at the White House with President Taft. They had gone to discuss making Columbus Day a national holiday
circa 1910
Box: 3 Folder : 104 Frank A. de Caro in Italy
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 105 Frank A. de Caro and his daughter Frances in Saint Marks Square, Venice
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 106 Frank A. de Caro and his daughter Frances aboard the ship that took them to Italy
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 107 Frank A. de Caro, Ann Menkhoff de Caro, and Frank E. de Caro at their family home
circa 1940-1949
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Frank A. de Caro (according to information written by his daughter, he is wearing stickpins presented to him by the Italian monarchs)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 108 Frank A. de Caro with son Frank E. de Caro
circa 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 109 Frank A. de Caro with Frank E. de Caro (in army uniform) and Frank de Caro
circa 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 110 Frank A. de Caro with son-in-law John Santo in front of his residence at 725 Greenwood Ave in Brooklyn
1954
Box: 3 Folder : 111 Frank A. de Caro with grandson
circa 1950-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 112 Frank A. de Caro with daughter Elsa de Caro Napolis in Monroe, NY where she and her husband developed property
circa 1960-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 113 Frank A. de Caro on porch of office for housing development in Monroe, NY
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 114 Frank A. de Caro
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Frank A. de Caro
1886-1955
Box: 3 Folder : 115 Frank E. de Caro
circa 1920-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 116 Frank E. de Caro in the streets of New York City
circa 1930-1939
Box: 3 Folder : 117 Frank E. de Caro, photograph taken from a cigarette ad (he worked as a model during the Depression)
circa 1930-1939
Box: 3 Folder : 118 Frank E. de Caro in uniform with wife Beatrice Mulvehill, father Frank A. de Caro, and son Frank de Caro (photo booklet)
circa 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 119 Frank E. de Caro in uniform in front of family home
circa 1940-1949
Box: 3 Folder : 120 Frank E. de Caro and Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro clamming
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 121 Frank de Caro held by his mother Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro with Frank E. de Caro
circa 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 122 Frank de Caro held by Anna Menkhoff de Caro with Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro, Frances de Caro, Lillyan de Caro Santo, and Frank A. de Caro.
circa 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 123 Frank de Caro
1944
Box: 3 Folder : 124 Frank de Caro college portrait
1963
Box: 3 Folder : 125 Frank de Caro with either his father Frank E. de Caro or his grandfather Frank A. de Caro
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 28 William de Caro, son of Frank A de Caro and Anna Menkhoff de Caro who died of spinal meningitis as a child
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Jennifer McAlevey and Arthur DiRocco wedding picture
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 126 John McAlevey and grandson Giffin DiRocco
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 30 August Menkhoff
circa 1890-1910
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Maria Meyer Menkhoff
circa 1890-1910
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Maria Meyer Menkhoff and August Menkhoff (Parents of Anna Menkhoff de Caro)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 127 Bertha Meyer (1848-1903), aunt of Anna Menkhoff de Caro
circa 1880-1900
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Ed Napolis
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 128 Ed Napolis (husband of Elsa de Caro)
1961
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Ed Napolis and Elsa de Caro Napolis with a number of transportation innovations in which the couple invested
circa 1920-1929
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Elsa de Caro Napolis and Ed Napolis
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Elsa de Caro Napolis
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 37-38 Lillyan de Caro (Santo)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 129 Lillyan de Caro Santo
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 130 Lillyan de Caro Santo and John Santo
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 131 Lillyan de Caro Santo (in several group photographs)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 132 Lillyan de Caro [Santo] on maiden voyage of S.S. America, from New York
1940
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Lillyan and John Santo in a cocktail lounge in Windham, NY
1948 August 28
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Lillyan de Caro Santo and John Santo at the Casablanca Gardens night club in Brooklyn
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 133 Lillyan de Caro Santo
circa 2000
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Children of Frank A. de Caro and Anne Menkhoff de Caro, Elsa, Francis, Arthur, Gertrude, and Lillyan
circa 1900-1920
Box: 3 Folder : 134 Group portrait of Frank E. de Caro, Anna Menkhoff de Caro, Arthur de Caro and Frank A. de Caro sailing to Italy
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 135 Unidentified, Frank de Caro, and Frances de Caro at Saint Marks in Venice
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 136 Unidentified, Frances de Caro, and Arthur de Caro
circa 1920-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 137 Lillyan de Caro Santo and Frank E. de Caro
circa 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 138 Lillyan de Caro, Frank de Caro, Beatrice Mulvehill, and Frank E. de Caro
circa 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 139 Frances de Caro, Lillyan de Caro Santo, Frank A. de Caro, Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro, Anna Menkhoff and Frank de Caro
circa 1944
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Wedding of Lillyan de Caro and John Santo, New York
1945
Box: 3 Folder : 140 Christmas 1947
1947
Box: 3 Folder : 141 Frances de Caro, Lillyan de Caro Santo, and unidentified friend
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 142 Frances de Caro, Lillyan de Caro Santo, Anna Menkhoff de Caro and John Santo
circa 1950-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 143 Sales office of Monroe, NY
circa 1950-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 144 de Caro family at dining table at their family home
circa 1950-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 145 de Caro family gatherings
circa 1950-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 146 de Caro family Thanksgiving
1961
Box: 3 Folder : 147 Ed Napolis, Frances de Caro, Anna Menkhoff de Caro, Elsa de Caro Napolis, Frank de Caro, in Monroe, NY
circa 1960-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 148 Wedding of Ricky Beattie and his bride Margot
1985 August 17
Box: 3 Folder : 149 Frank A. de Caro, Elsa de Caro Napolis, and Ed Napolis
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 150 de Caro and D'Angelo business on Grand Street in New York City
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 151 Cottage at Lake Waramaug, CT where the de Caro family spent summers
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 152 New Hampshire house of John McAlevey
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 153 Interlaken Inn, where Frank and Anna de Caro spent summers
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 43-44 de Caro residence at 725 Greenwich Avenue in Brooklyn
undated

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