Late 19th/early 20th century is not my absolute forte, so I wonder if they are someone else’s! I have some older family photos that I’d love help dating. None of them have enough clues for me to figure them out on my own.
Mary Ridyard Daniels, born 1866, died after 1920. William Daniels, born 1850, died 1913.
Both were born and lived in England. They married in 1884.
Here’s where it gets tricky, because the rest are German/English circus performers…
Simon Levy Blumenfeld, born 1828 in Germany, moved to England in the 1880s, died there in 1911. Wilhelmina Constance Blennow, born 1841 in Germany, moved to England in the 1880s, died there in 1915. The couple married about 1858. Performed throughout Western Europe.
Baptist Blumenfeld, born 1868 in Germany, died 1943 in New York. Performed throughout Western Europe and the United States.
Gertrude Daniels Blumenfeld, born 1884 in England, died 1944 in New York. Baptist's wife -- they married in 1910, she didn't start performing until after their marriage. Retired from performing in the 1920s.
Another shot of Gertrude.
The Six Salores: 1. Amy (aka Ruby) Simpson Blumenfeld (1886 England - 1963 US), wife of Paul Blumenfeld. 2. William Blumenfeld (1876 Germany - 1963 US). 3. Beatrice Daniels Blumenfeld (1889 England - 1983 US), wife of William. 4. Paul Blumenfeld (1874 Germany - 1963 US). 5. Gertrude Daniels Blumenfeld. 6. Baptist Blumenfeld. All three men were brothers; Beatrice and Gertrude were sisters. The act performed in England and the US from about 1910 through the 1920s.
Top row: Gertrude Daniels Blumenfeld, Beatrice Daniels Blumenfeld. In swing: Paul Blumenfeld. Laying across Paul: Baptist Blumenfeld. Hanging from Paul: William Blumenfeld. Again, must be between 1910 and the 1920s.
Can you spot any clues?