Theodore J. Potthast, Sr., the last President of the Firm, 1970s


This photograph shows Theodore J. Potthast, Sr., the last president of the firm, fastening a table top. He had begun his career at Potthast Bros. as a young apprentice, working under his father, John, and his uncles William and Theodore. After the members of the founding generation withdrew from the firm, he took over the presidency. This picture suggests that he was not only a manager but also a craftsman.

Source and Copyright

Medium Black and White Photograph
Source Potthast Family Collection
Copyright Copyrighted
Disclaimer Courtesy Theodore J. Potthast, Jr.