Dr. Paul Wolff & TritschlerDr. Paul Wolff
Born in Mulhouse on February 19, 1887, Paul Wolff studied medicine up until 1913 (graduating 1914). After the First World War he worked in film and as a photographer, met Oskar Barnack in 1921, and acquired his first two Leicas in 1926. His standard work, My Experiences with the Leica, was published in 1932. In 1934 he co-founded a business with Alfred Tritschler, who had worked for him since 1927.
Born on June 12, 1905, Alfred Tritschler trained in photography in his town of birth, Offenburg (Baden), then studied Photo Technology in Munich as of 1924. In 1927 he applied for a job with Paul Wolff in Frankfurt. Later he became part owner, and after Wolff's death on April 10, 1951, he continued to run the company on his own. On New Year's Eve 1970, Tritschler passed away. The company had already been taken over by his nephew since 1963.
A portfolio dedicated to the work of Dr. Paul Wolff & Tritschler appeared in LFI 5.2019