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Mother Julia (nee Getz) Weber with her children Israel (on her right) and Max (on her left.)

  Weber Family Photographs

Max's father Morris, his sister Lilly, and his mother Julia
cir 1915

Max's grandfather
Judel Krivyatizky


Isaac Blumenthal, Morris' brother, perhaps taken in the United States
 Julia Weber and her Sons
Bialystok, Russia

Max Weber was born in Bialystok (now a part of Poland), a major textile center, to Orthodox Jewish parents Morris and Julia Weber.

In 1891 when he was ten years old, Weber immigrated to the United States with his mother and elder brother Israel. In New York they were reunited with his father, a tailor. The Webers settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, which was at the time, a haven for Eastern European Jewish immigrants.

Although drawing was not allowed in his Orthodox Jewish home, young Max persisted in his love of drawing. next...


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