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Born in Berlin on 27 April, 1848, he was the son of Carl Albert Kuntze, an installer of wall coverings, and Luise Therese Maria Siebert. The family residence was Stallschreiberstrasse 13, Berlin. From 1870 until 1878, Julius Kuntze is only shown at the Potsdam business address of Schwertegerstrasse 14. In 1871, Julius marries Anna Maria Gladow in Berlin, and the marriage produced seven children.
The Selle & Kuntze partnership photographic studio began at Schwertegersrasse 14, Potsdam in 1870. The photographer Otto Lindner is also shown at this address, but apparently ran an independent business at the building location. From 1877 until 1902, Julius Kuntze partnership in Selle & Kuntze photographic studio continued, and the studio prospered; opening portrait studios in Brandenberg, Berlin, Spandau, Wittenberg, in addition to the Potsdam location.
Julius Kuntze died 25 October, 1905 in Potsdam. His daughter, Elizabeth Marianna Kuntze inherited the Selle & Kuntze business. She married Wilhelm Niederastroth, in 1908, and they continued to operate the portrait studio, changing the name to Atelier W. Niederastroth, who took the leadership role in the business.
[Information from Peter Herrmann, Potsdam Museum]