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French trunk makers in postcards

Discover images of french trunkmakers. From Alphonse Adam, trunkmaker & leather merchant in Strasbourg, to the famous houses Vuitton ou Moynat. But also a selection of trunk labels, that we put together here for you. Each one more charming than the other.

Alphonse Adam, trunkmaker in Strasbourg - Rue du 22 novembre






The "Grands magasins du Louvre"

Nowadays, unless I am mistaken, this is a part of the "Louvre des antiquaires".







The Louis Vuitton team (before monogram), around 1870.







➡️ Read: Vuitton encyclopedia, gathers historical elements, such as portraits of house Vuitton's managers, portraits of its art directors, but also catalogues (Vuitton's car trunk catalogue, or the complete catalogue of the brand in 1914, for instance.) Our encyclopedia also gathers technical advice and experts' secrets on the famous house !

Moynat shop, 5 place du théatre Francais.
And below, the "salon de l'automobile" (car show).







➡️See : the different canvases created by Moynat over the course of time and changes in fashion.

➡️You can find a selection of Moynat luggages on our website (wardrobe, cabin trunk, steamer trunks... With or without damier, flat trunks or curved trunks...)
➡️Discover :Moynat catalogue dedicated to vanity cases.










Trunkmaker in front of his shop

artisan malletier devant sa boutique









NB : person whose occupation consists in carrying loads. Namely, luggage.







Trunk labels 

Are you as charmed as we are ? Here are a few extracts of the indications appearing on these labels :

"A. Bercher, emballeur layetier : emballage de meubles, glaces, pendules, porcelaines, cristaux. Et de tous autres objets fragiles."

"A St Hubert, fabrique de malles légères. Valises et sacs de voyage."

"Amand Pasquier, les malles et marmottes pour échantillons, spécialité pour voyageurs de commerce."

"J. Bernard, fabrique d'articles de voyage. Grande spécialité pour voyageurs de commerce."

"Fleury, fabrique d'articles de voyage et de campement."




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