We’ve all seen pictures of a dashing Max with a crazy head of hair and really huge man hands (I notice things like that…don’t ask me why). But what does Max look like on paper? Let’s look at Columns 27 – 32 of the manifest to get a better picture of him. Max’s line is the very last one on the page.
Column 27 – Condition of health, mental and physical – GOOD. Whew!
Column 28 – Deformed or crippled. Nature, length of time, and cause – NO. Double whew!
Column 29 – Height – 5 feet, 7 inches. Go ahead, you know you want to do it – measure yourself to see if you’re taller than Max. Are you?
The next two columns are my favorite because I have a (totally baseless) theory about our family that I’ll share with you some day.
Column 30 – Complexion – Fair.
Column 31 – Color of Hair and Eyes – Black and Grey (I’m just assuming BL stands for black and not blonde because Max clearly had dark brown hair and they also use BL for eye color.)
Column – 32 – Marks of identification – None. (I don’t know what the 20-12 stands for.)
So – there you have him – Max on paper. Not too shabby, huh?
Take a look in the mirror – do you see a resemblance?