Ehrlich family home movies

Ehrlich family home movies

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Ehrlich, Louis B., 1891-1971
Title: Ehrlich family home movies
Dates: 1927-1929
Quantity: 3.0 items (16mm films and vhs)
Coll. Number: ms2826

Biographical/Historical Note

Louis B. Ehrlich (1891-1971) was an electrical engineer. He received a commendation from the government for designing the first air-to-ground radio during World War I and assisting in the development of the navigation system for the Norden bombsign in World War II. He married Amelia Beckershief in 1920 and Dorothy Blanke in 1903.

Henry B. Ehrlich was born in 1849 in Achen, Germany and died in 1929 in Bainbridge, Georgia. Henry came to Bainbridge in 1872 to assume ownership of the general merchandise business of his brother Abraham who had died that year of wounds received in World War I. He was active in business and finance, and was one of the founders and the first president of Citizens Bank of Bainbridge. He was also partner, with H. Gans in Gans and Ehrlich, a general merchandiser in Bainbridge. He married Sarah Breitenbach in 1877 and they had eight children.

Sarah (Breitenbach) Ehrlich was the wife of Henry B. Ehrlich. She was born in Albany, Georgia in 1858 and died in 1958 in Bainbridge, Georgia.

Bartow Ehrlich (1878-1957) was the son of Henry B. and Sarah Ehrlich, and the brother of Louis B. Ehrlich. He married Mame Myers in 1913 and spent his adult life in New York, working in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Scope and Content Note

The films are of the Ehrlich family. Louis B. Ehrlich took the two 16mm films at the Ehrlich family home in Bainbridge, Georgia. Depicted are Henry B. Ehrlich, Sarah Ehrlich, Bartow Ehrlich, and others. Also on the film is footage of the dirigible airship Akron and an American LaFrance fire truck, an example of early motorized fire equipment.

Index Terms

Akron (Airship).
American LaFrance (Firm).
Ehrlich family
Ehrlich, Bartow, 1878-1957
Ehrlich, Henry B., 1849-1929
Ehrlich, Sarah, 1858-1958
Fire engines--Georgia--Bainbridge.
Home movies.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ehrlich family video tapes, ms 2826, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Conditions Governing Access note

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies are available upon request. Audiovisual research requests are dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

har-ehrl_0001Reel 1, family scenes, downtown Bainbridge ( 16mm moving image )
har-ehrl_0002Reel 1, family scenes, downtown Bainbridge ( 16mm moving image )
har-ehrl_0003family scenes, downtown Bainbridge [from reel 1 and 2, also includes a children's play acted and titled scene of a fight between some boys and is called, "An Affair of Honor"] ( VHS moving image )