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.

Physical 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.

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