Set of 4 photos from same location.
Scenes: Brussels during World War 1
The last photo has good image of the top of wine barrel, allowing to identify the wine as a 1914 riesling:
All photos have word(s) in pencil on back.
12 x 16.75 cm
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)
9 GENERATIONS IN WINE BUSINESS
The beginning was the passion for wine – since the 17th century is borne by 9 generations until presence.
Adolph Huesgen (1855-1949)
Adolph inherited the business at an early age. In 1874 the cellars were enlarged to a capacity of 600 Fuder. In 1888, he constructed new cellars alongside the nearby railway and again in 1904, he further enlarged them to a capacity of 2000 Fuder. The same year work began on his Art Noveau house VILLA HUESGEN, which was designed by famous Berlin architect Professor Bruno Möhring (see VILLA HUESGEN and Art Deco), who was wellknown throughout Germany. Adolph Huesgen’s name and reputation as a merchant were well known and this respect earned him the nickname of “Mosel-Bismark”. In 1925, on his 70th birthday, he finally handed over the business to his son. However, he still retained an interest in the company.