Bemis Company Records, 1904-1994  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bemis Company
Title
Bemis Company Records
Dates
1904-1994 (inclusive)
Quantity
11 boxes plus oversize materials, (10.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
1994.15
Summary
The collection documents the activity of the Seattle plant of the Bemis Brothers Bag Company (later the Bemis Company, Inc.), manufacturer of textile, paper and plastic bags and packaging. It includes business records, equipment blueprints and manuals, promotional materials, original bag artwork and photographs of Seattle plant facilities, equipment and personnel.
Repository
Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Sophie Frye Bass Library
Museum of History & Industry
P.O. Box 80816
Seattle, WA
98108
Telephone: 206-324-1126
Fax: 206-780-1533
library@mohai.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public by appointment.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

J.M. Bemis & Co. was founded in 1858 when Judson Moss Bemis opened a factory in St. Louis, Missouri to produce the first commercially machine-sewn, color-printed textile bags in the United States, bags that had previously been hand sewn and hand stenciled. The business grew steadily, and by 1881 J.M. Bemis & Co. had additional offices in Boston and Minneapolis. After Bemis' brother Stephen took charge of the St. Louis plant in 1885, the official name of the company changed to the Bemis Brothers Bag Company. That same year, the company was incorporated and introduced its cat-in-the-bag logo.

By 1900, Bemis Bro. Bag Company operated eight textile bag factories across the country, making burlap and cotton bags for grain, flour, feed and other products. By the early 20th century, the company also ran two cotton mills and became the worldæs largest importer of burlap from India. In 1913, Bemis built its first paper mill in Peoria, Illinois, beginning its expansion from cotton and burlap packaging into the manufacture of paper products.

Judson Moss Bemis died in 1921, to be succeeded first by his son, Albert Farwell Bemis, then his nephew J.S. Bemis, and later his grandson F.G. Bemis. The company continued to expand, with some factories producing other canvas goods such as tents and tarpaulins. In the 1930s, the company began to design and manufacture machinery to fill and close bags, and in the 1940s, it expanded into plastics, using polyethylene for bags and packaging materials, and as an additive to strengthen its textile products.

In the late 1950s, Bemis entered a phase of growth characterized by heavy acquisition of companies that used related technologies. During this period, in 1964, the Bemis Bro. Bag Co. became the Bemis Company, Inc. and abandoned its cat-in-the-bag logo for the "b" shaped bar and oval still in use today. The acquisitions period ended in the 1970s, to be followed by phase of internal restructuring and growth focusing on increasing profits.

In the 1980s, Bemis sold the rest of its textile mills and expanded manufacturing to produce plastic film for packaging foods, polyethylene packaging and pressure sensitive materials. The company continued to develop new plastic film products and modernize its plants through the 1990s. Today Bemis continues to be a major producer of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials.

The Seattle plant was one of Bemis' many facilities across the country. Built in an industrial area just south of the downtown business district, the Seattle plant became the ninth branch of the Bemis Bro. Bag Company. Traveling to Seattle from the Omaha plant with a rail car full of bags to be broken down for delivery, Robert MacAusland set up a small sales office in Seattle in 1904. With the permission of company president Albert Farwell Bemis, MacAusland and J.M. Bemis' son-in-law Reginald Parsons joined forces to build a Bemis plant in Seattle. The new building was constructed on Colorado Avenue near Atlantic Street in 1904 and bag production began the following year. A 1917 addition to the original building, designed and constructed by Thomas M. Scruggs, more than doubled the floor space of the plant. The original building was badly damaged in the 1949 earthquake and a third building was subsequently constructed.

The Seattle plant began with production of textile bags and expanded into manufacture of paper bags in 1941, with textile production phased out completely in 1978. The Seattle plant closed in 1993 and its production was transferred to the Vancouver, Washington plant. The four-story brick building was subsequently bought by a group of artists who reopened it in 1996. The Bemis Building currently operates as a space for artists to live and work and includes a gallery for fine art exhibitions.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes employment and financial records, equipment manuals and specifications, blueprints of Bemis facilities and equipment, and ads and promotional publications; most of these are specific to the Seattle plant though a few items (such as an annual report and some promotional materials) relate to the Bemis Company in general. The series comprised of the original artwork for over 400 accounts gives an indication of the range of products and companies for which the Seattle Bemis plant produced bags. The collection also includes a biography of company founder Judson Moss Bemis, as well as a 1912 article by Bemis.

The photographs in the collection document the original Seattle plant building, the 1917 addition to the building, earthquake damage and subsequent construction. The various work areas of the interior of the plant are depicted, including equipment being delivered, installed and in use in the plant. Photographs show employees working on various aspects of the production of bags, from graphic designers drawing bag graphics to finished bags being prepared for shipping. One photo album documents the construction of 1917 addition to the Seattle plant; a second album includes a collection of photographs of Bemis employees at company events such as parties, picnics and performances.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Restrictions on Use

The Museum of History & Industry is the owner of the materials in the Sophie Frye Bass Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from MOHAI before any reproduction use. The museum does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Bemis Company Records, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Judson Moss Bemis Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Book: Judson Moss Bemis, Pioneer by William C. Edgar
1926
1
Obituary pamphlet for Judson Moss Bemis
1921
1
Judson Moss Bemis: other materials
1903-1974
"The Cost of Living", article by J.M. Bemis
1912
Letter to J.M. Bemis' grandson Judson Bemis about J.M. Bemis' landholdings in Clayton, Missouri in the 1880s-1890s
1974 April 19
Letter
1907 July 10
Letters between J.M. and J.S. Bemis (?)
1903 May 4 and 1907 June 20

Series 2:  Personnel, legal and financial records , 1915-1980Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Samples of employee time cards
1919-1929
1
Index cards with ratings
132 cards organized by factory departments and employee positions within each department (such as "sewing machine mechanic," "rubber cutter," et cetera ).
1949-1950s
1
Labor agreement between Bemis Company, Inc. and Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union Local No. 380
1970 May 16-1973 April 30
1
Employment Report
Includes Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, characteristics of workforce, progress report, internal audit, copies of job listings, labor agreements and two 1977 copies of "Bemistory", a publication for employees
1978 February 29-1979 February 28
1
Equal Employment Opportunity reports
1983; 1984
1
"Bemis Service Pins and Buttons Record"
Ledger contains records from 1950s through 1970s on pins and buttons awarded to employees for long term employment at Bemis
circa 1970s
1
20 Year Club Annual Meeting and Banquet programs
1949-1994
1
Menus for and directions to 20 Year Club banquet at Salty's on Alki
1990; 1994
1
Employee magazine Bemistory
1968 February
1
Employee magazine Bemistory Special Issue "As Time Goes By"
1972 December
1
Employee magazine Bemistory
Includes a story about the retirement of Ellis Comfort, Bemis art director and photographer
1976 June
1
Employee magazine Bemistory Today
1981 March-April
1
Copies of vouchers given to employees for payment of premiums from previous year
1915 January 5
1
Journal with records for purchase of postage supplies
1938-1946
1
Bemis Bro. Bag Company U.S. Registered Trademarks
Binder with list and descriptions, with graphics, of Bemis' registered trademarks. Trademarks dated 1921-1964
circa 1964
1
Bemis Company Inc. Annual Report
1993
2
Income tax records
1917-1934
2
State and local tax documents
Includes statement for state and local taxes, personal property tax statement, and copy of personal property return.
1904-1957
11
Ledger: "Cash Receipts Journal"
oversize
1976 January 21-1980 June 30
11
Ledger: "Journal Voucher Register"
oversize
1979 January 23-1980 June 30

Series 3:  Manuals, blueprints and specifications for equipment and facilities , 1909-1993Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Equipment Manuals
Manuals for equipment by other manufacturers, probably equipment used at the plant. Arranged in groups as received from Bemis under these headings:
  • Bag Machines and Print presses
  • Paper Dept. Machines and Equipment
  • Electric and Electronic Equipment
  • Miscellaneous
  • Instruments and Tools
  • Buildings and Service
  • Materials Handling
  • Power Transmissions and Bearings
  • Industrial Quality Control
undated
4
Blueprints of equipment and facilities
439 blueprints
Includes "Numerical List of All Blueprints and Tracings", compiled in 1929, which lists blueprints in blueprint number order including brief description, date and an indication whether it is a tracing or drawing. Includes blueprints for various machines involved in the manufacture of bags (such as the bag sewing machine, printing press, burlap stripper and hemmer) and architectural blueprints. Includes a section of "foreign blueprints" of equipment by other manufacturers, and of Bemis equipment at other facilities, such as the St. Louis and Minneapolis facilities.
Arranged in groups as received from Bemis under these headings:
  • Sewing machines and parts
  • Manufacturing-general
  • High speed hemmer parts
  • Presses and parts
  • Printing and engraving-general
  • Building and building equipment
  • Miscellaneous
  • Projection Machine
1909-1929
5
Blueprints
Blueprints for equipment used at various Bemis plant locations; also architectural drawings of plants.
undated
6
Instruction Manual and Parts Books for equipment from Dave Fishbein Mfg. Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1947-1953
6
List of parts, Union Special Industrial Sewing Machines, Chicago
1947
6
Manuals, brochures and correspondence regarding ink-drying equipment
circa 1949
6
Instruction Manual for Reliance Electric & Engineering Co. V&S Control Unit
1949 October
6
4 Weber Bag Machine Troubleshooting Manuals
undated
6
Binder of Bemis Packaging Machinery equipment catalogs
circa 1978
6
"Deltaseal Bag Baling Methods. Bag and Baler Specifications"
1946
6
"Deltaseal Salt Bag Specifications"
1946
6
"Deltaseal Rice Bag Specifications"
1940
6
"How to use Tie-Fit Burlap Tubing"
undated
6
"Bag Machine Layout" diagram and related memo
1956-1957
6
Bag specifications
1962; undated
6
Instructions for dying sewing thread
1927
6
"Factory Ideas," Bemis Bro. Bag Co. Engineering Department, St. Louis
A binder of ideas and suggestions received from various Bemis factories for improvements in factory operations. Some ideas include blueprints.
1943
6
Report: "Polyethylene Investigation" by R.C. Shurig, Bemis Bro. Bag Co., St. Louis, Missouri
Result of an investigation into the relative merits of using a polyethylene coated sheet in place of two asphalt laminated sheets in multiwall bags.
1950 June
box:oversize
10
Five prints of architectural drawings for five floors of Bemis Bro. Bag Co. building
1948 November 18
10
Technical drawings for unidentified equipment
1993 and undated

Series 4:  Artwork for bags , 1920s-1984Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6
Artwork for bags
27 folders
Original art for bags produced at the Bemis Seattle plant. Artwork is drawn on a standardized 8 1/2" x 11" bag shaped template and stamped "proof." The group includes artwork for 371 different accounts. Artwork is organized first into three series based on type of product: Flour, Feed and Grain, and Miscellaneous; then alphabetically within series by account name. Complete list of accounts is available at the repository.
1920s-1930s
6
Original bag artwork on gray cardboard Bemis bag templates
undated
6
Blank templates for designing bag artwork
undated
7
Artwork folders for individual accounts.
81 envelopes, one for each account and date
Arranged alphabetically by account name. Dates span 1949-1984, with bulk from 1950s and 1970s. Each folder contains proofs, copies of printed, unfolded bags bearing account logo, memos from Bemis to clients concerning changes to be made, negatives or transparencies of artwork, and copies of nutritional information from the product. Complete list of accounts is available at the repository.
1949-1984
box:oversize
10
Three pieces of illustration board with original artwork for bags

Series 5:  Promotion and sales , 1926-1982Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Guide to Bemis Company
Booklet describing the products, markets and technologies of Bemis' major operations across the country. Includes company history and addresses and phone numbers.
1982 January
1
Bemis Company, Inc.
Booklet with company profile including list and description of subsidiaries and index to Bemis products
circa 1969
1
100 Years: Entering our 2nd Century of Skill, Vision, Progress
1958
1
Print advertisements for various types of Bemis bag
1954 and undated
1
Advertisement on board for "Bemis Special Twine" using Bemis cat-in-a-bag logo
undated
1
Advertising photo of woman in minidress made of burlap Idaho potato sack
undated
1
Catalogs and brochures of Bemis products and equipment
undated
1
4 printing ink sample books
undated
1
8 samples of various shades of green "water and mildew resistant" fabric
undated
1
Sample book of colored burlap, Bemis Ink Plant, Indianapolis, Indiana
undated
1
Standard Screen Tint Charts, Northwest Engraving Company
undated
1
Blank order forms for proofs
undated
1
Bemis Bro. Bag Co. Extension Calculator
Book of tables for calculating prices of fabric bags.
1926; 1952
1
Bemis Cotton Handbook
Handbook for use of personnel of Bemis Bro. Bag Company, about the growing, marketing and trading of cotton, and the manufacture of cotton goods and sewing twine, and the testing, bleaching, dyeing, printing and finishing of cotton textiles.
1946 October
1
Bemis Company Community Relations Report
1992

Series 6:  Ephemera Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Cardboard strips with gold Bemis heading on top with cat-in-a-bag logo
undated
1
Invitation to 125 anniversary buffet luncheon at the Westin Hotel on March 1, 1983
1983
box:oversize
10
1908 calendar by Bemis Bro. Bag Co., Seattle, Wash.
Pages from calendar with portraits of U.S. Presidents printed on bag fabric.
1908
10
Celia Lee's Utility Bag, Centennial Flouring Mills Co., Seattle. Plastic bag (printed by Bemis?)
undated
Box
unboxed
Roll of uncut 10 pound papers bags for Kokusai Rice, Sacramento, California
oversize
undated
mapcase
VI. a.17
"Our Progress Depends on Satisfied Customers"
oversize
Five posters directed to employees about the importance of good customer service.
undated

Series 7:  Photographs Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
8
1994.15.1.1:  Bemis Bro. Bag Co. Building.
Romans Photographic Company (photographer)
before 1917
8
1994.15.1.2:  Bemis Bro. Bag Co. Building.
Romans Photographic Company (photographer)
before 1917
8
1994.15.1.3: Employees posed in front of Bemis Bro. Bag Co. building
1914 August
OS box after 1964
8
1994.15.1.5:  Bemis Bro. Bag. Co. building addition
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
after 1917
8
1994.15.1.6:  Workers at burlap web press
DePue Morgan and Col, Inc., Seattle (photographer)
1926 November 30
8
1994.15.1.8:  Earthquake damage to exterior of Bemis building
Ellis Comfort, Seattle (photographer)
1949
8
1994.15.1.8.1-1994.15.1.8.14: Earthquake damage to Bemis building
Ellis Comfort, Seattle (photographer)
1949
8
1994.15. 1.9:  Man with woman on ladder near display of bags for 100th Anniversary
Ellis Comfort, Seattle (photographer)
1958
8
1994.15. 1.10: Bemis Bro. Bag Co. baseball team
Williams Photo K.C. (photographer)
1920
8
1994.15. 1.11.1-.3: Elevation views of Bemis Company, Inc. building, 55 S. Atlantic Street, Seattle
Williams Photo K.C., Seattle (photographer)
1981 May 5
8
1994.15. 1.11.4: Exterior of a Bemis Bag building with smokestack
undated
8
1994.15. 1.11.5-.7: Men creating and installing large letters for Bemis Company Sign on roof of building
undated
8
1994.15. 1.12.1: Ground level and birds eye views of streets adjacent to Bemis building
circa 1921
8
1994.15. 1.12.2: View through damaged wall with Sears building marked
8
1994.15. 1.12.3: Views from roof of Bemis building
after 1950
8
1994.15. 1.12.4: View with Smith Tower at night
circa 1940s
8
1994.15.1.13.1: F.G. Bemis presenting 50 year pin to William T, Gadke with R.D. McAusland looking on
circa 1951
8
1994.15. 1.13.2: Man with glasses
undated
8
1994.15. 1.13.3: Couple seated at table with signed poster "Congratulations L.E.S from all your friends in the Bemis business"
undated
8
1994.15. 1.13.4: Don Castona looking at gift of wristwatch in front of Christmas tree
1958
8
1994.15. 1.13.5: Office Procurement Supervisor Will Winterringer looking at globe with child. Photo for Seattle Times article.
Fleming Photography, Seattle (photographer)
1968
8
1994.15. 1.13.6: Dick Richards
undated
8
1994.15. 1.13.7: J.M. Bemis
undated
8
1994.15. 1.13.8: Manager of Bemis Bro. Bag Company seated at desk
undated
8
1994.15.1.14.1-1994.15.1.14.55: Bemis Bag Co. building construction
circa 1940s
8
1994.15. 1.15.1-.14: Bemis factory equipment and parts
1959 and undated
8
1994.15.1.16.1-.9: Men unloading, rigging and installing equipment in factory
undated
8
1994.15.1.17: People in open plan business office
undated
8
1994.15. 1.18.1: Ray Perry presenting awards to employees Linda Ketensburg and Al Mayer at Seattle plant
1980
8
1994.15. 1.18.2-.3: Man and woman working at desk
undated
8
1994.15. 1.18.4: Ray Perry, Al Mayer and other employees after presentation of $1000 Safety Award to Mayer
1980
8 1956 May
8
1994.15.1.18.14: Equipment in factory
undated
8
1994.15. 1.19.1: Men and equipment in factory
undated
8 after 1950
8
1994.15. 1.19.5: Man photographing bag display
undated
8 undated
8
1994.15.1.22:  Man and woman working at burlap web press with attached hemmer
DePue Morgan and Co., Inc, Seattle (photographer)
1926 November 30
8 1959
8 circa 1962
8
1994.15.1.25:  Bemis football team
1910-1911
8 1923 February
8
1994.15.1.27.1-.3: Bemis Bro. Bag Co. building
circa 1950s
8
1994.15.1.28.1-.5: Bemis baseball teams from Memphis, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Omaha.
Includes letters extolling the relative good looks of the teams, apparently in response to a photograph of the Seattle team.
1920
8 circa 1981 December
8
1994.15.1.33: Bemis second annual Lake Washington cruise
1991 August
8
1994.15.1.34: Employees at 20 Year Club banquet
1990
8
1994.15.1.35: Employees at Alan Dinkelman's 30 year party; Bemis offices
1987 September
8
1994.15.1.36: Color snapshots of Bemis employees in factory and offices
undated
8
1994.15.1.37: Work booth in factory showing placement of lights on top of booth
3 Polaroids
undated
8
1994.15.1.38: Workers in factory; woman at desk
35mm slides for "Bemis Operations" slideshow
undated
8
1994.15.1.39: Color snapshots of equipment and workers in factory
undated
box:oversize
10
1994.15.1.41: Group of men in front of Gulf Bag Co. building, branch of Bemis Bro. Bag Co.
Includes J.M. Bemis, A.F. Bemis and G.N. Roberts.
undated
10
1994.15.1.42: Bemis Brother Bag. Co. Building in Minneapolis
1918
10
1994.15.1.43: Union Special Sewing Machine
undated

Series 8:  Photo Albums Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1994.15.1.44: Photo Album
1917-1920s
Box Page
9 1-18
Construction of building addition
Pages 1-38 of the album are entitled "Progressive Photographs-Seattle Addition" and dated February 17, 1917-October 11, 1917. These pages consist of photographs of the construction of the 1917 addition to the Seattle building, showing progress of the work from various views, both exterior and interior. According to the initial correspondence of February 20, 1917 to A.F. Bemis at the Boston office, the photographs were taken by a Mr. Goddard and a Mr. Scruggs (probably Thomas M. Scruggs). The pages show installments taken once a week to once a month of approximately three views each. Each two-page spread displays the photographs on the right and a copy of the correspondence with date and description on the left. Prints are numbered serially and marked with the date and the direction of the view. The pages also include portraits of Thomas M. Scruggs, Jr., engineer for Bemis Bro. Bag Co., and A.R. Thompson, superintendent for James Black M. & C. Co.
1917
9 19-20
Exterior of finished extension
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
circa 1917
9 21
Exterior of building with Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound rail cars, from 1st Avenue
undated
9 22
Employee lunch room decorated for May Day dance
1920
9 23
Office with adjacent Sales office and Cashier
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
1920 March
9 24
Desk and filing drawers in Service Department office
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
1920 March
9 25-26
Desks in Service Department office
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
1920 March
9 27
Books, table, chairs in Library
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
1920 March
9 28-29
Sinks and lockers in Girl's Locker Room
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
1920 March
9 30
Sinks and lockers in Men's Locker Room
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
1920 March
9 31
Tables in men's lunch room
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
1920 March
9 32
Women's lunch room
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
1920 March
9 33
Cafeteria and kitchen
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
1920 March
9 34
Doctor's Office
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
1920 March
9 35
First aid room
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
1920 March
9 36
Tables and sewing machines in "school" room
Asahel Curtis (photographer)
1920 March
9 37-38
Woman sewing burlap on machine
undated
9 39-40
Three color press
circa 1920s
9 41
Web attachment on burlap three color press
circa 1920s
9 42-43
Exterior of plate rack
circa 1920s
9 44-47
Plates in plate rack
circa 1920s
9 48
Shelves of plates and discarded proofs
circa 1920s
9 49-50
Flat file storage
circa 1920s
9 51-52
Plates in pattern vault
circa 1920s
9 53
Sprinkler supply tank on roof of original building
circa 1920s
9 54-56
Equipment
circa 1920s
9 57-78
Women sewing at machines
circa 1920s
9 59
Press
circa 1920s
9 60-61
 Workers at burlap web press
DePue Morgan and Co., Inc., Seattle (photographer)
1926
9 62-63
Men working at cotton web presses
1926 November 30
9 64
Men working in machine shop
1926 November 30
9 65
Men working in stereotype and rubber plate department
1926 November 30
9 66-67
Equipment
circa 1920s
9 68-69
Burlap feed and burlap web presses
circa 1924
9 70-71
Sewing line, bale press and pressroom
circa 1920s
9 72
Stacked bolts of fabric
circa 1920s
9 73
Man setting type; plate racks and copy file
circa 1920s
9 74-80
Construction of original building, from laying of foundation to installation of signs on completed building
1904 May-October
9 81
Construction of annex
1917
9 81 circa 1920s
9 82-83
Bale press and shipping door
circa 1920s
9
1994.15.1.40:  Two color burlap web presses
Loose page removed from album.
circa 1920s
Box
9
1995.15.1.7: Photo album
The album consists largely of photographs of Bemis employees at company events, including the following:
  • Girls' Picnic at Alki Beach, June 1919
  • Annual picnic at Fletcher's Bay, August 23, 1919
  • Valentine Party, February 14, 1920
  • Annual picnic at Fortuna Park, July 31, 1920
  • 1920 Baseball team
  • Informal employee portraits
  • Home Folk's Day
  • Sword Day, O! Girls, Cabaret
  • Cast of Zona Gale's "Neighbors"
  • Christmas, 1922
  • Costume Ball, February 1923
1919-1924

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bags--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Employees--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Factories--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Industry--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Packaging--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Presses--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Bemis, Judson Moss, 1833-1921
  • Corporate Names :
  • Bemis Bro. Bag Company
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Blueprints
  • Drawings
  • Photographic prints