Herbert M. Bridge family films and photographs, 1938-2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bridge (Family : Bridge, Herbert M., 1925-2018)
Title
Herbert M. Bridge family films and photographs
Dates
1938-2009 (inclusive)
Quantity
63 film reels; 35 videocassettes; 12 DVDs; 1 audiotape reel (1/4 inch); 2 photograph albums
Collection Number
PH1544
Summary
Photographs and films related to the Bridge family and their jewelry business in Seattle
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access restricted: The original films are not accessible due to preservation concerns. For terms of access, contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Herbert Bridge (1925-2018) was born in Seattle, Washington, graduated from the University of Washington, and lived in the city for the majority of his life. He worked at Ben Bridge Jewelers from childhood and began running the business, along with his brother Bob Bridge, at age 29. He enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17 and actively served in World War II and the Korean War, reaching the rank of Rear Admiral. He held leadership positions in numerous clubs, non-profits, and other organizations in Seattle. He was president of the Downtown Seattle Association, directly supporting and influencing growth in Seattle's retail core during the 1980s.

Ben Bridge Jeweler was established in Seattle in 1912 by Samuel Silverman. Ben Bridge, Silverman's son-in-law, joined the institution in 1922. Eventually, Bridge purchased the firm and renamed it Ben Bridge Jewelry. The firm has expanded to over 70 stores in 11 states, including a store in British Columbia, Canada. In 2000, the firm was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, but continues to be run by Bridge's grandsons, Ed and Jon, who appear frequently in the film footage.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Film and video relating to the Bridge family and their business, Ben Bridge Jewelers in Seattle, Washington, and home movies of the Pacific Northwest, Europe and Israel. The film includes home-shot footage of Jackie Kennedy dedicating a plaque to Betsy Ross, circa 1964. Also includes two photograph albums.

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.(for materials that they own copyright)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Home MoviesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
8mm Film
viewcopy item
VC740 1
July 1938
Scenes from a Bridge family trip to Olympic National Park.
Original 1 reel, 150 feet, silent, color, 8mm
July 1938
VC740 2
June to July 1939
Scenes include the 1939 Spokane Jewelers Convention; fishing in the Pilchuck River; a surprise party; family gatherings; a trip to Chilliwack the Harrison Hot Springs, both in British Columbia.
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between June and July 1939
VC740 3
July 1939
Scenes of Herb Bridge with a person named Kelly.
Original 1 reel, 150 feet, silent, color, 8mm
July 1939
VC740 4
January to August 1940
Scenes include an Easter egg hunt; the Bridge family at the Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia; visiting Murietta, California.
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between January and August 1940
VC741 5
July to September 1940
Scenes include a social gathering with Father S., Esther, Libby & Leon, Bobbie, Herbie, Minnie & Charlie Silverman; Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia; Lake Rosinger, Washington; troops at Fort Lewis, Washington and Mt. Rainier.
Original 1 reel, 150 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between July and September 1940
VC741 6
April to July 1941
Scenes include an Easter egg hunt; Mother's Day at Soap Lake, Washington; a picnic with the Epstein family; Bob bridge in Olympic Mountains; Vancouver, British Columbia.
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between April and July 1941
VC741 7
July to November 1941
Scenes include a July 4th Parade; fishing; the Olympic Hot Springs, Washington; Lake Sutherland, Washington; Elwah River, Washington; Indianola, Washington; a Ben Bridge employee picnic.
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between July and November 1941
VC741 8
February and March 1942
Scenes include a Bridge family gathering; New York; Philadelphia; Miami.
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between February and March 1942
VC742 9
March and April 1942
Scenes include New Orleans; Henry Bridge; Houston, Texas; an Army Day Parade; the original Ben Bridge store front with the Bridge family lined up in front.
Original 1 reel, 175 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between March and April 1942
VC742 10
July 1942
Scenes include the social gatherings with the Epstein family, Ben Reingold, and Bob Mertis.
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
July 1942
VC742 11
April 1943, March 1944, January 1945, August 1946
Scenes include an Easter egg hunt (1943); Murietta Hot Springs (1944); Golden Wedding (1945); Oak Bay, British Columbia (1946); Kelly's Ranch (August 1946).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between April 1943 and August 1946
VC742 12
June to August, October 1947
Scenes include Lake Crescent, Washington (June); Mt Rainier (July); Soap Lake, Washington (August); Boulder Lake, Washington (October); Lake Mead, Nevada (October); the Blue Mountains (October).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between June and August, October 1947
VC743 13
October to November 1947, January and May 1948
Scenes include a 25th Anniversary Trip (October 1947); Shirley & Herb Bridge's wedding reception (November 1947); Shirley & Herb Bridge's honeymoon (January 1948); trips to Spokane, Washington and Canada (May 1948); Thompson River, Kamloops, Canada (May 1948).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between October 1947 and May 1948
VC743 14
May, August, and September 1948, January 1949
Scenes include Bob Bridge graduation (May 1948); A vacation to Soap Lake, Washington with Ida & Al Crohn (August 1948); the Kelley Ranch (September 1948); the Bridge family dog, Spotty (January 1949).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between May 1948 and 1949
VC743 15
January, April, May 1949
Scenes include snow in Seattle (January); the Bridge family dog, Spotty (January); the Navy Day Parade (April); fishing (May); Oak Bay, British Columbia (May).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between January and May 1949
VC743 16
June to August 1949
Scenes include Salt Lake Flats (June); Lake Tahoe (June); Winnemucca, Nevada (June); Herb Bridge's new home (July); a picnic at Lake Bellinger, (July); Minnie Silverman (July); Soap Lake, Washington (July); fishing at Kelly's Ranch (August).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between June and August 1949
VC744 17
June 1949
Scenes include Glacier Park, Montana; Lake McDonald, Montana; Yellowstone Park and Old Faithful, Wyoming; Signal Mountain, Wyoming; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Grand Teton, Wyoming; Salt Lake Flat, Utah; Winnemaukee, Nevada; Lake Tahoe, California.
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
June 1949
VC744 18
October 1949, January and March 1950
Scenes include an Anniversary celebration Vancouver, British Columbia (October 1949); Issaquah, Washington (October 1949); Hanah & Sam Selesnick (January 1950); Seattle snow (January 1950); Hollywood, California (March 1950); Murietta Springs and Mt Shasta, California (March 1950).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between October 1949 and March 1950
VC744 19
April to July 1950
Scenes include one-month-old Jonathan Joseph Bridge (April); Mothers Day (May); three-month-old Jonathan Bridge (June); Judy & Myron Ernst on Mt. Rainier (July).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between April and July 1950
VC744 20
July to September 1950
Scenes include Mt. Rainier (July); Judy & Myron Ernst (July); Soap Lake, Washington (August); the Crohns, Kays, and Gerbers family (August); Kelly's Ranch (September) ; Charlie Silverman (September); Sal's Birthday (September).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between July and September 1950
VC745 21
October 1950, January to March 1951
Scenes include an anniversary celebration in Vancouver, British Columbia (October 1950); Jonathan J. Bridge (January); Sal & Sara travel from Nevada to California (January 1951); Jack Sanford (January 1951); Soap Lake Jeweler's Convention (February 1951). Jonathan Bridge's first birthday (March, 1950); Edgewater Hotel Hawaii (April); Waikiki Beach, Hawaii (April); Moana Hotel, Hawaii (April); Hawaii Calls broadcast (April).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between October 1950 and March 1951
Hawaii Films
viewcopy item
VC745 22
Hawaii, Part 1
Scenes include Kauai Island: Hanalei Beach, Waimer Canyon, Nawaliwiki Bay; Pileau Island: Kukui Grove, Mauna Loa, Kilanea Volcano, Holeakala Crater, Hoy Lava Fern Forests; Kona Inn: John & Jerry Cox. Views of native flowers, deep sea fishing off Kona, loading cattle off Kona.
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
April 1951
VC745 23
Hawaii, Part 2
Scenes include: Kauai Island: deep sea fishing, loading cattle, Native Hut Queens Palace; Oahu Island: Venson Grass Hut; National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Nu'uanu Pali trip.
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
April 1951
viewcopy item
VC745 24
May to August 1951
Scenes include Jonathan Bridges (May); a Bridge family gathering (June); Mother S. Leaving for L.A (July); Bertha, Helene & Allen at Soap Lake, Washington (July); Jonny & Sherley at Golden Gardens (July); "Yatch Putch" in the Bridge backyard (August); Seafair-World Record Speedboat Races (August).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between May and August 1951
VC746 25
October 1952, February 1953
Scenes include a 30th anniversary celebration (October 1952); Las Vegas, Nevada (October 1952); Blue Mountains, Oregon (October 1952); Thanksgiving; Bob's and Bobbie's new Ford; Snoqualmie Pass (February 1953); Shirley & Jonnie in snow (February 1953).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between October 1952 and February 1953
VC746 26
March and April 1953
Scenes of Helen in Israel, including views of boats, graveyards, people in a cave, mountains and deserts.
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between March and April 1953
VC746 27
May, July, August 1953
Scenes include fishing in Cottage Lake, Washington (May); the Bridge family at Snoqualmie Falls (May); the Bridge family backyard (July); Slow Mo races (August).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between May and August 1953
VC746 28
February, March, June 1954
Scenes include Sal returning from Los Angeles (February); three-month-old Bradley Bridge (March); Jonathan Bridge's third birthday (March); Sally Bridge in her daffodil garden (March). five-month-old Bradley Bridge.
Original 1 reel, 175 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between February and June 1954
VC747 29
July and August 1954
Scenes include trip to Soap Lake, Washington (July); trout fishing (July); Ohme Garden, Wenatchee (July); the Bridge children (July); Lonnie & Henry Harlin at Seafair (August).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between July and August 1954
VC747 30
September and October 1954, January 1955
Scenes include Jonathan Bridge (September 1954); Sally Bridge's birthday (September 1954); Brad Bridge's first steps (October 1954); trip from Phoenix, Arizona & Las Vegas (January 1955).
Original 1 reel, 150 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between September 1954 and January 1955
VC747 31
March, June, July 1955
Scenes include Bradley Bridge at Seward Park (March); The Bridge family at Passover (April). Brad at his home (June); July 4th at Soap Lake, Washington.
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between March and July 1955
VC747 32
September 1955, January and February 1956
Scenes include Bar C Ranch (September 1955) Vancouver, British Columbia (January 1956); Weingarten's (January 1956); "Bumpsy" & Spots playing (January 1956); prison in Yuma, Arizona (February 1956); Barra Nada Ranch in Tucson, Arizona (February 1956); Catalina Mountains, Nevada (February 1956).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between September 1955 and February 1956
VC748 33
July, August, November 1957
Scenes include the Bridge family at Soap Lake (July); a social gathering including Norma Rummer, Irene Silverman, Sunny & Mel Peters, and the Bridge family (August); Thanksgiving dinner (November).
Original 1 reel, 300 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between July and November 1957
1958 Israel-England Trip
viewcopy item
VC748 34
Israel-England, Part 1
Scenes in Israel include the Aynod Agriculture School; Rishon at bathhouse; excavations at a site once dedicated to the god Ashkalom; the home of Israeli President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi; Judean Hills; Henrietta Szold forest; Forest of Martyrs; Herzlia Beach; the Dan House in Tel Aviv; Gan Ha'atzmaut (Independence Park); a mosque; an excavation site related to Alexander Yanai. Scenes in England include a Dutch windmill; Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard; The House of Parliament; Big Ben; Westminster Abbey.
Original 1 reel, 300 feet, silent, color, 8mm
April 1958
VC748 35
Israel-England, Part 2
Scenes include the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa; Caesarea; Israel's 10th Anniversary parade in Jerusalem; President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi and Prime Minster David Ben-Gurion.
Original 1 reel, 300 feet, silent, color, 8mm
April 1958
1958 Europe Trip
viewcopy item
VC749 36
Europe, Part 1
Scenes include views of Puerto Cristo; windmills; USS Shenandoah (AD-26); Madrid filmed from the Plaza Hotel; a mule-powered water pump; visit to Alhambra, Granada; Hall of Justice Palace; garden fountains, Malaga, Spain; Gibraltar, Spain; gardens of the Hotel Reina Cristina, Spain; bull fighting and cock fighting; cacti in bloom; Cordoba, Spain.
Original 1 reel, 300 feet, silent, color, 8mm
May 1958
VC749 37
Europe, Part 2
Scenes include the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca in Toledo, Spain; Tagus River in Toledo; the French Riviera in Nice; Excelsior Régina Palace in Nice, France; cemeteries; Saint Paul de Vence, France; Pont du Loup, France; perfume extract factories; Cannes Harbour; Monte Carlo; trip to Rapallo, Italy; Itailian Riviera; Savoia, Italy; La Spezia, Italy; the Carrara Mountains and marbel quarries; Pisa, Italy; Trevi Fountain, Rome; Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, Rome; The Colosseum; Foro Italico; St. Peter's Square with a blessing by Pope Pius XII; Villa Jovis, Capri; Villa Borghese, Rome; St. Peter's Dome.
Original 1 reel, 300 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between May and June 1958
VC749 38
Europe, Part 3
Scenes include Castel dell'Ovo and Mount Vesuvius; The Bay of Napoli; ruins of Pompei; castles and homes along the cliff of the Amalfi Drive; the trip from Napoli to Sorrento; Blue Grotto, Capri; The King Farouk Suite in the Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri; Cortona, Italy; Arezzo War Cemetery; Italian Army Building; Piazza della Signoria, Florence; Piti Palace, Florence; Great Synagogue of Florence; Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence; Arno River; Sarcophagus of the Spouses; Fountain of Neptune, Bologna; Prato della Valle, Padova.
Original 1 reel, 300 feet, silent, color, 8mm
June 1958
VC750 39
Europe, Part 4
Scenes include Piazza San Marco, Venice; Palazzo Ducale, Venice; Bridge of Sighs, Venice; Venetian canals; Lago Mori, Trento; Pieve di Cadore, Italy; views of the Italian Alps; Lake Misurina, Italy; Dolomite Mountains; Brenner Pass in the Austrian Alps; Tyrol, Austria; Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria; Linderhof Palace, Bavaria; Munich, Germany; the Austrian/Swiss Border.
Original 1 reel, 300 feet, silent, color, 8mm
June 1958
VC750 40
Europe, Part 5
Scenes includes villages in the Swiss Alps; a snowstorm in Julier Pass, Switzerland; Our hotel Kulm room #25; Lichtenstein; castles on Rhine River; Zurich, Germany; Lake Zurich, Germany; Limmen Bight, Germany; Zurich Art Gallery; Rapperswil Castle, Germany; Lake Lucerne, Switzerland; covered bridges over Reuss River; Rhone Glacier, Switzerland; Rhone River; Hotel D'angleterre, Denmark; UN Peace Conference; International Monument to the Reformation, Switzerland.
Original 1 reel, 300 feet, silent, color, 8mm
June 1958
VC751 41
Europe, Part 6
Scenes include the Royal Hotel, Lyon, France; Parc de la Tête d'or, Lyon; Bartholdi's Square; Place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame Cathedral all in Paris, France; Austrian guns and captured tanks; Expo 58 - Brussels World Fair.
Original 1 reel, 300 feet, silent, color, 8mm
July 1958
VC751 42
Europe, Part 7
Scenes include views from the Europa Hotel in Copenhagen; a Danish farm; the home of Hans Christian Anderson, Denmark; the Danish countryside; Silkeborg Denmark.
Original 1 reel, 250 feet, silent, color, 8mm
July 1958
viewcopy item
VC751 43
June to September 1958
Scenes include Camp Benbow (June) a trip to San Diego, Coronado, and San Bernardino, California and Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada; Seafair (August) Queets, Washington on Labor Day (September); Thunderbird Restaurant in Snoqualmie, Washington (September).
Original 1 reel, 300 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between June and September 1958
VC752 44
Winter 1958, March, July, September, October 1959
Scenes include skiing during the Winter of 1958; Esquimalt, British Columbia (March 1959); Quinault Valley, Washington (May 1959); Las Vegas, Nevada (July 1959); Labor Day (September 1959); Puyallup Fair (September 1959); Coronado (October 1959).
Original 1 reel, 340 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between Winter 1958 and October 1959
VC752 45
February to April, July, August 1959
Scenes include 5 Bridge grandsons near a daffodil garden (February); Magnolias & Tulips (March 1959); Passover (April); Soap Lake, Washington (July); Seafair (August).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between February and August 1959
VC752 46
January, April, June 1960
Scenes include Danny's birthday party (January); Passover (April); Spring flowers (April); Netka & Pinkus Tasini (June); Israeli flyer at a house party (June).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between January and June 1960
VC753 47
April, July and August 1960 Washington, DC and New York
Scenes include a trip to Washington D.C. and New York (April); Coit Tower, San Francisco (July); Donner Lake, Reno (July); Collier Memorial State Park, Oregon (July); Mt Rainier (August); Seafair Race (August).
Original 1 reel, 300 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between April and August 1960
VC753 48
April, July and August 1960 Soap Lake Vacation
Scenes include Soap Lake, Washington (April); Vi & Max Silver, Sarah & Joe Friedman (April); House party for Israeli flyers (July); House party at Lil & Sid Pinch (August).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between April and August 1960
VC753 49
Spring, August, October 1960, January and March 1961
Scenes include horseback riding in Snoqualmie; Danny Busch on a train to British Columbia (August 1960); flight to Las Vegas (October 1960); Danny's birthday party (January 1961); Julie in Portland, Oregon (January 1961); new freeway bridge under construction (January 1961); trip to San Francisco (March 1961).
Original 1 reel, 325 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between Spring 1960 and March 1961
VC754 50
March to April 1961
Scenes include Idlewild Airport, New York; Salvator Mundi International Hospital, Rome; Venice; Florence; Rome water clock; S.S. Jerusalem in the Port of Haifa; Sharptai Vardi and Judy Ernst; Sharaton Hotel; Joseph and grandchildren.
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between March and April 1961
VC754 51
February, June, July and August 1961
Scenes include kids feeding ducks (February); Bridge Family gathering; Brad & Ed go to Bremerton (June); Teddy's birthday party (July); Seafair races (August).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between February and August 1961
VC754 52
August and September, 1961, February, May and June 1962
Scenes include Esther Handler and Pepper Smith (August 1961); Sal and Sally Bridge's birthday party (September 1961); snow in Seattle (February 1962); Jack Silverman, Esther and Hymie Selesnick, Shirley and Herb Bridge with their kids (May 1962); Weda-Gert & Dave Trotsky (June 1962); Mrs. & Ben Lev Weitzman of Israel at Seattle fair (June 1962); Dora & Leo Meltzer, Dr & Mrs Charles Fine, Danny Shacht, Sheldon Steinberg, Bertha Bridge, Leon and Pansy Mallon (June 1962).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between August 1961 and June 1962
VC755 53
Summer 1961, February, April to July, September 1962, April, June, August 1963
Scenes include Disneyland; Palm Springs Convention (February 1962); Hoover Dam (February 1962); Sandy & Lee Lewis in Indio, California (February 1962); Deception Pass, Washington; a new naval ship in Bremerton, Washington; Pier 91; trip to Long Beach, California; Harrah's car collection in Reno, Nevada; Labor Day at the Alderbrook Inn (September 1962); San Francisco, California (April 1963); fishing on Father's Day (June 1963); Danny's hand operation; boat races (August 1963); Multnomah Falls, Oregon, Rocky Road Dam, Lake Chelan, Washington (August 1963).
Original 1 reel, 350 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between Summer 1961 and August 1963
VC755 54
July, August and September 1963
Scenes include July 4th parade (July); Seattle Center (July) Soap Lake, Washington with Betty & Frank Gilman (July); Seafair (August); Danny & Brad picking Jonny apples (September 1963); Helen Silver and Helen Butler (September 19).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between July and September 1963
VC756 55
August 1963, January, March to August 1964
Scenes include Grand Coulee, Washington (August 1963); Donny's Birthday in San Francisco, California (January 1964); USS Whitehurst (March 1964); Portland, Oregon; 32 state trip visiting places including Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, Chicago, Detroit, Syracuse, St. Lawrence Locks in Montreal, Plymouth, Forte at Boston, Rhode Island, Newport, New York Fair (June 5, 1964- August 1, 1964 )
Original 1 reel, 400 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between August 1963 and August 1964
VC756 56
March, May, July and August 1964
Scenes include Bridge family gathering (March); Lilly Flaks, Danny, Eddy, Sue, and Sally (May 1964); Soap Lake, Washington (July); Totem poles on Snoqualmie Pass (July); Seafair garden party (August): Adam Peter's first birthday party (August 1964).
Original 1 reel, 300 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between March and August 1964
VC757 57
June 1964
Scenes include Manhattan, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jacqueline Kennedy dedicating a plaque to Betsy Ross in Redmond, VA; Williamsburg and Norfolk, Virginia; Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Annapolis; Washington DC; National War College.
Original 1 reel, 350 feet, silent, color, 8mm
June 1964
VC757 58
August 1964, January to March, May to July, 1965
Scenes include a trip to Las Vegas, Disneyland, and Reno, Nevada (August 1964); Boat Race (August 1964); Danny's Birthday (January 1965); Trip to San Francisco (February 1965); multiple Bridge birthdays (March 1965); Space Needle (March 1965); a hike to Lookout Point, Washington (May 1965); Jonny, Lorie confirmation class (June 1965) ; Kiwanis Trip (June 1965); Bridge family at Golden Gardens, Seattle (June 1965); a Bridge family reunion (July 1965); Tacoma (July 1965).
Original 1 reel, 350 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between August 1964 and July 1965
VC758 59
September and December 1964, August 1965, July and August 1966, March 1967
Scenes include Snoqualmie Falls (September 1964); Jeweler Convention (September 1964); Seaside, Oregon (September 1964). snow in Seattle (December 1964); flowers in the backyard (May 1965); Seafair (August 1965); Brad & Danny at Soap Lake, Washington (August 1965); Jeweler's Convention at the Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon (August 1965); Seafair races (August 1966); Seattle Center (August 1966); David Ben-Gurion in Israel (March 1967); ships in Naples (March 1967).
Original 1 reel, 300 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between September 1964 and March 1967
VC758 60
Summer 1965, September to December 1966, Spring to July 1967
Scenes include the Bridge family at Pine Lake, Washington; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, California; Dry Falls and Soap Lake, Washington; Oakland, California; Lake Tahoe; Christmas 1966; Vancouver, British Columbia (1967); Dolly & Harold's Family (July 1967).
Original 1 reel, 200 feet, silent, color, 8mm
between Summer 1965 and July 1967
Box item
1 61
Jonny's Bar Mitzvah
1 reel : sound ; 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape
Sound recorded at Jonathan Bridge's Bar Mitzvah.
April 5, 1963
1 62
Bridge Family Home Movies
1 tape : sound, color ; Betamax
Bridge family home movies, including scenes of the family singing, going to a conference in Hawaii, and visiting Disneyland.
Written on box: December 25, 1983: Family at Armitsteads. April 23, 1984: Western Regional Jewelers, Hawaii, Bev, Pat, Ed, Penny & Mark Lex, Bobbi & Becky, Don, [illegible], Jean Orley. December 28 & 29, 1985: Disneyland all the kids, family, faulty camera.
between December 1983 and December 1985
1 70
Bridge Family 1986
1 disc : sound, color ; DVD
Home movie footage of the Bridge Family at home, on vacation, and at work.
1986
VHS
Box item
1 63
Shirley Bridge's 65th Birthday
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Home movie footage of Herb and Shirley Bridge's 40th anniversary party.
May 24, 1987
1 64
Herb and Shirley Bridge 40th Anniversary Party
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Home movie footage of Herb and Shirley Bridge's 40th anniversary party.
January 23, 1988
1 65
Christie at Whidbey
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Home movie footage of the Bridge family at a house on Whidbey Island.
Written on box: For Herb and Shirley
February 24 & 25, 1990
1 66
Robert Jackson Block's 70th Birthday
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Home movie footage of Robert Jackson Block's 70th birthday party.
1992
1 67
The Bat Mitzvah of Rebecca S. Bridge
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Home movie footage of Rebecca Bridge's Bat Mitzvah.
June 11, 1994
1 68
UW Business School - Herb & Bob Bridge Talk
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Herb and Bob Bridge speak in front of a business class at the University of Washington. They take turns discussing the history of Ben Bridge Jeweler and how business practices have changed over time.
January 23, 2003
1 69
Navigation Instruction at Aberdeen High School
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
A man gives a lesson on navigation in an Aberdeen High School classroom. He mentions Herb Bridge early on in the video.
February 23, 2003

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Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 71
Jack in the Box - Eleven for the Road
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Two commercials promoting an alcohol-free holiday drink menu made in collaboration between radio station Star 101.5, television station KSTW 11, and restaurant chain Jack in the Box. Herb Bridge is featured in the first commercial.
January 3, 1995
News Coverage
Jewelry Business
Box item
1 72
Dateline: Exposé of Gold Sale and Under-karating
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Epsiode of Dateline with stories on a Calvin Klein controversy, the OJ Simpson trial, the upcoming television season, and fraudulent jewelry evalutation.
September 12, 1995
1 73
WCAU-TV Herb Denenberg Report: Diamond Investigation, MAB Jewelers Ad
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
A consumer report tv special by Herb Denenberg investigating practices by jewelers and diamond evaluators.
1997?
1 74
King 5 Evening Magazine: Italiano!
1 disc (9 min. 37 sec. ) : sound, color ; DVD
Two King 5 Evening Magazine stories, the first covers buyers from Ben Bridge Jewelers visiting jewelry makers in Italy and the second examines the art of cameo carving.
May 20, 2009
1 75
WTTG FOX 5 Sidney Mobell at the Smithsonian; KQED "One of a Kind": The Jeweled Art Creations of Sidney Mobell
1 disc : sound, color ; DVD
A news segment from WTTG FOX 5 covering the opening of a Sidney Mobell exhibit at the Smithsonian. A KQED PBS documentary about Sidney Mobell's life and art.
Written on disc case: Dear Herb, Enjoy this with your family and friends. Best Wishes, Sidney
2009?
Stories Featuring the Bridge Family
Box item
1 76
Herb Bridge Speakout interview, Downtown Seattle Assn.
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
An interview of Herb Bridge by Anne Souther covering the positive and negative elements of development in Seattle as well as Bridge's role as president of the Downtown Seattle Development Association.
October 20, 1980
1 77
Viewpoint on the News: US Naval Task Force Home Port?
1 tape : sound, color ; Betamax
An episode of Viewpoint on the News, a KIRO news program, covering the offers made by Everett and Seattle to the United States Navy to host a new naval port. The piece includes interviews with local citizens and a spokesperson from Magnolia about the potential impact of a port on the area where it is built. Herb Bridge is interviewed about the strategic importance of a new naval port in Washington.
The naval port discussed in the episode was built in Everett starting in 1987 and opened in 1994.Written on box: Sunday KOMO Bryan Johnson - January 22, 1984, ½ taped on January 20. Live - town meeting KOMO, 1 hour February 5, 1984. Navy Port - February 10, 1984 KCTS interview K[illegible] Bloch
1984
1 78
Inside Northwest Business: Bob and Herb TV Interview
1 tape : sound, color ; Betamax
An episode of Inside Northwest Business with a segment about the transformation of Seattle's downtown retail core and an interview with Herb and Bob Bridge covering their lives and the history of Ben Bridge Jewelers.
November 1989
1 79
Bobbe Bridge Supreme Court Ceremony
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Televised coverage of Bobbe Bridge being sworn-in as a justice of the Washington Supreme Court.
1999
1 80
Herb Bridge Olympic Torch Run
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
KING 5 news footage of Herb Bridge running the Olympic Torch preceding the 2000 Winter Olympics.
January 23, 2000
1 81
KBTC Northwest Week: Herb Bridge
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
An interview with Herb Bridge on Northwest Week, hosted by CR Douglas, where they discuss his charity, business ventures, and the sale of Ben Bridge Jewelers to Warren Buffett.
January 28, 2002
1 82
Cognac Crew
1 disc : sound, color ; DVD
A KONG16 news segment covering the seven surviving members of Seattle's Last Man's Club of WWII meet on the 65th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, bringing the bottle of Cognac saved for the last surviving member.
December 17, 2006

Celebrations and Meetings Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 83
1987 United Way Campaign Kickoff
1 tape (13 min. 14 sec. ) : sound, color ; VHS
A documentary detailing the celebration of United Way's 100th Anniversary and the beginning of the 1987 donation campaign kickoff. Includes coverage of the event and concert at the Seattle Kingdome, food drive success, and the history of the organization and this particular campaign.
September 9, 1987
1 84
Harley-Davidson: 90th Reunion Parade
1 tape ( 2 min. 58 sec.) : sound, color ; VHS
Views of a parade celebrating Harley-Davidson's 90th Anniversary set to a rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.
1993?
1 85
Children's Circle of Care: North American Leadership Conference
1 disc : sound, color ; DVD
Seattle NALC Highlights; Tom Brokaw's remarks at the Seattle NALC luncheon; Invitation to the 2010 NALC in Atlanta, Georgia; 2009 NALC Sponsor Acknowledgement video and Fearless in Seattle theme video.
2009
1 86
101 Initiation
1 disc : sound, color ; DVD
A meeting of the 101 Club, a club encouraging amateur athletics at the Washing Athletic Club.
2012?
Celebrations Featuring the Bridge Family
Box item
1 87
Herb Bridge: Message for United Way
1 tape (8 min. 20 sec. ) : sound, color ; VHS
An audio message recorded by Herb Bridge discussing the impact of United Way in the Puget Sound area, also featuring interviews with other employees at Ben Bridge Jewelers.
1989
1 88
Leukemia Society: Celebrity Waiters
1 tape ( 7 min.) : sound, color ; VHS
A video about the Leukemia Society dinners and auctions, including a sequence where Herb Bridge throws a pie at a celebrity waiter.
1989
1 89
1999 Junior Achievement Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame: Herb & Bob Bridge
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
A commemoration of Herb and Bob Bridge's induction into the Junior Achievement Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame. This includes a history of Ben Bridge Jewelers and the Bridge brothers' lives.
1999
1 90
Herb Cheer
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Members from United Way King County perform various cheers to celebrate and thank Herb Bridge.
2001?
1 91
2001 First Citizen Herb Bridge
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
A slideshow of photographs from the 2001 First Citizen Award Ceremony, which honored Herb Bridge, set to music.
2001
1 92
American Gem Society Partnership for Excellence Campaign: 4th Annual Circle of Distinction Dinner
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Video documenting the 4th Annual Circle of Distinction Dinner, at which Herb Bridge was honored.
Written on box: Special Viewing Copy. Presented to: Adm. Herb Bridge, CG; Ben Bridge Jeweler. Rainbow Room.
July 29, 2003
E. Donnall Thomas Award Dinner
Box item
1 93
Honoring Herb and Shirley Bridge
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Interviews with people discussing their personal and social appreciation for Herb and Shirley Bridge. Features photographs of the Bridges along with historical images and film footage.
Credits: Produced by Palazzo Intercreative.
2003
1 94
Hell's Rotarians Intro
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Herb Bridge and two other men ride motorcycles through Seattle. Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf plays in the background.
Credits: Produced by Palazzo Intercreative.
2003?

Promotional MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 95
Harley-Davidson: Welcome to the Family
1 tape ( 20 min.) : sound, color ; VHS
A tape given to new owners of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Interviews with Harley-Davidson enthusiasts discussing what the brand means to them. Jeff Bleustein, president and COO of the company, welcomes the viewer to the Harley-Davidson family.
1995
1 96
Jewish Family Service - 110 Years of Caring
1 tape (7 min. 30 sec.) : sound, color ; VHS
A promotional film covering the history and contemporary successes of the Jewish Family Service in Seattle.
Credits: Produced by Sadis & Vaughn
October 2002
1 97
Parenting Center at The Stroum Jewish Community Center
1 disc : sound, color ; DVD
Promotional video about the different values of and services offered by the Parenting Center at the Stroum Jewish Community Center.
2004?
Ben Bridge Jeweler
Box item
1 98
"Star Trek"
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
The video parodies and uses footage from Star Trek: The Next Generation to tell a story about Ben Bridge Jewelers.
1994?
1 99
Ben Bridge Key Market Fall 1999
1 tape ( 20 min) : sound, color ; VHS
Discussion of Ben Bridge Jeweler's history, current success, and plans for expansion.
Credits: Production Partners Inc.
1999

MilitaryReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 100
Captain O'Dowd Singing at Notre Dame University
1 disc : sound, color ; CD
Folk songs being sung live at Notre Dame University.
February 17, 1942
1 101
Sovietski Patrol: Continuing the Legend of "The Worlds Most Famous Military Motorcycle"
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
A documentary discussing the use of motorcycles during World War II, focusing on the Sovietski Patrol motorcycle used by the Soviet Union.
1990?
1 102
Puget Sound USO Today
1 tape ( 11 min. 43 sec.) : sound, color ; VHS
A promotional film covering the historical and contemporary work done by the USO, along with the scope of military presence in the Pacific Northwest and the role USO plays in helping military personnel.
January 25, 1994
1 103
Sealift: The Steel Bridge to the Persian Gulf
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Footage of operations in the Persian Gulf War.
1997?
1 104
Veterans History Project: Herbert M. Bridge
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
An interview with Herb Bridge focusing on his military service.
2001?
1 105
Veterans Day Parade 2004
1 tape : sound, color ; VHS
Condition NoteCurrently unwatchable, requires restoration.
Written on box: The Compass Center
November 11, 2004
1 106
The "God Wink Gathering"
1 disc : sound, color ; DVD
A meeting of nine veterans who served in five different wars coming together to tell stories from service and discuss their military experiences.
August 2009
Castle Films News Parade
Box item
1 107
Panay
1 reel ( feet) : silent, color ; 8 mm
News reel covering the Battle of the Visayas and the capture of Panay by Allied forces.
December 1937
1 108
Germany Invades Austria
1 reel ( feet) : silent, color ; 8 mm
News reel covering Germany's invasion of Austria during World War II.
March 1938
1 109
Japan's Surrender
1 reel ( 175 feet) : silent, color ; 8 mm
News reel covering Japan's surrender at the end of World War II.
September 1945

Jewish Women's Archive: Weaving Women's Words Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 110
Weaving Women's Words: Shirley G. Bridge, Part 2 of 4
1 disc : sound ; CD
Shirley G. Bridge discusses her experience in the Jewish community and personal history.
2004?
1 111
Weaving Women's Words: Shirley G. Bridge, Part 3 of 4
1 disc : sound ; CD
Shirley G. Bridge discusses her experience in the Jewish community and personal history.
2004?
1 112
Weaving Women's Words: Shirley G. Bridge, Part 4 of 4
1 disc : sound ; CD
Shirley G. Bridge discusses her experience in the Jewish community and personal history.
2004?

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Bridge, Herbert M., 1925-2018--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Ben Bridge Jeweler--Employees
  • Family Names :
  • Bridge family--Anniversaries, etc
  • Bridge family--Archives
  • Bridge family--Travel