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Photograph - Adolph Bruhn, circa 1910 Image Reg. No: SH 912027

Summary:
Framed photograph of Adolph Bruhn (1855-1919), circa 1910. Displayed in the workshop of Adolph Bruhn & Son, Coventry Street, South Melbourne, 1970-1990.

Adolph Bruhn was born in Benstaben, Germany in 1855, and commenced his woodturning business in Little Collins Street, Melbourne, in about 1897. The woodturning business of Adolph Bruhn & Son operated in Little Collins Street until 1970, and then in Coventry Street, South Melbourne 1970-1990. The business made a wide range of wooden products, including tables and architectural mouldings, and undertook specialist turning tasks. Part of a collection of nearly 900 items, including a lathe, cutting tools, hand tools, products, workshop fittings, office equipment, portraits, and an accounts ledger.
Description:
Framed black and white photograph mounted on varnished plywood. The subject, Adolph Bruhn, poses for the camera in a suit. An illegible inscription has been written in pencil on the back of the frame.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 52.00 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Width), 69.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, recreation, trades, woodturning industry, working life
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Leisure Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: workers' portraits
Inscriptions: Illegible inscription on back of frame
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Person Depicted: Mr Adolph Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910
User: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990

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