You are looking at an original identified photograph of RALPH ABRAHAM BLAUMAN, born 1900, BOSTON, MASS. The actual image is very clear, the matting around the image is a little dirty and has some corner wear and the bottom left corner is chipped just a little bit (see scan). All in all, I think the photo is very nice for being 108 years old. If you were a relative, you would be very happy with this photo, it measures about 5x7.
I did a little bit of research on this photo and this is what I've come up with: RALPH ABRAHAM BLAUMAN was born November 8, 1900, BOSTON, MASS. to RUSSIAN emigrants SIMON (b:1856 RUSSIA) and KATHERINE "KITTY" MARKS (b:1861 RUSSIA) BLAUMAN, they emigrated to the U.S. in 1884. SIMON & KITTY married in England between July & Sept. of 1882 (see below)
RALPH had the following siblings: IDA (b1883 ENGLAND), GEORGE (b:1885 MASS.), HARRY (b:1887 MASS.), LILY (b:1890 NY.) & MINNIE (b:1892 MASS.).
RALPH married sometime after 1930 and I believe her name was RUTH MEYER. I really wasn't able to obtain much on RALPH because he married so late.
ACCORDING TO THE JULY, AUG., SEPT., ENGLAND & WALES MARRIAGE INDEX
KITTY MARKS - MILES END DISTRICT - VOLUMNE 1C - PAGE 1023 married SIMON BLAUMAN of MILES
ACCORDING TO THE JULY, AUG., SEPT., 1883 ENGLAND & WALES BIRTH INDEX
ADELAIDE BLAUMAN WAS BORN IN THE WHITECHAPEL DISTRICT, VOLUMNE 1C, PAGE 298 (I would guess this is
IDA listed above).
1881 ENGLAND census for MILE END & NEW TOWN
KITTY and her family are living at 55 Garden St., Parliamentary Borough of Tower Hamlet, London, England
Present in household are: Newman Marks (Head), Sarah (wife), Kitty, Lewis, Fanny, Betty & Morris.
These are just some of the documents that I ran across while research RALPH BLAUMAN.
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