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Bloom Family Papers

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P24, Folder: P-838
Identifier: P-838

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists mainly of family photographs. There are portraits of Lena Bloom, snapshots of Sara Bloom performing modern dance, Aaron and his wife Jennie, Aaron’s passports, coupons for David Blooms dentistry business, and Isadore Bloom’s graduation portrait (from dentistry school). The collection also includes photographs of Aaron’s wife Jennie Edelmuth and her extended family. Jennie became Jean Gale when she married William Gale. The collection includes family photographs of William and Jean, William’s extended family and over 170 photographs of his time in the army during WWII 1944-1945.


  • Undated, 1910-1960


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at

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Historical Note

Dora and Moses Bloom emigrated from Russia and settled in Manhattan, NY. They had nine children: Frank, Anna, Rosa, Sara, Esther, David, Isadore, Lena and Aaron. Moses Bloom owned a storefront in Harlem. His sons David and Isadore both became dentists and David had a dentistry practice above the store. Their son Aaron Bloom married Jennie Edelmuth in 1932. Jennie and Aaron later divorced and Jennie later remarried William Gale. She then became known as Jean Gale. William Gale served in France during WWII 1944-1945.


.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials



Jennie Edelmuth married Aaron Bloom in 1932. Aaron was one of nine children of Dora and Moses Bloom. The bulk of this collection contains photographs of Aaron and his siblings Sara, Lena and Isadore and personal items of David and Aaron. Jennie and Aaron later divorced. The collection also encompasses photographs of the Edelmuth family and Jennie’s second husband William Gale and his extended family.


The collection is arranged into one series.

Physical Location

Collection is located in Consolidated Box P24.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Eleanor Surkis, 2006 and 2007.

Guide to the Bloom Family Papers, Undated, 1910-1960   P-838
Processed by Kristiana Weseloh
© 2017
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 2020: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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New York NY 10011 United States