PAULIN, Ralph Harold (1886-1935), Ohio-born avocational photographer who lived in Santa Barbara for most of his life. Paulin made many trips to the California Channel Islands and took hundreds of photographs, turning them into stereoptican views. He traveled with Horace Sexton and Captain Mortimer Rodehaver on some trips.
Paulin married Clara Luella Jacobson (1886-1974) in Santa Barbara in 1906 and they one son, Stewart Harold Paulin (1908-1981). According to his World War I draft registration card, Paulin had brown hair and brown eyes.
In the 1910 census he is listed as a photographer. In the 1920 census he is a phonograph salesman. According to several news accounts he was musically inclined and often entertained by playing the violin. He also played in a band and directed an orchestra. By the 1930 census he had become a building contractor. And in 1935 he died.
Ralph Paulin died at age 49. He and his wife are both buried in Goleta Cemetery, as is their son Stewart and his wife, Elizabeth Mary née Davis (1907-2008).
- San Miguel Island Photo Collection
- Santa Cruz Island Photo Collection
- Anacapa Island Photo Collection
- Santa Catalina Photo Collection
In the News~
July 18, 1906 [SBMP]: “Ralph Paulin is having a vacation at Catalina for a week or two.”