Ehrlich Home Movie Collection

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1926 – 1929
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. The VHS is a copy of reels 1 and 2 and also includes a children's play acted and titled scene of a fight between some boys and is called, "An Affair of Honor".  
Biographical 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.

Extent: 2 reels 16mm, 1 VHS
16mm., Home movies and video.
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Related materials in other repositories: Ehrlich family home movies, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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