Ets Bernard, Historical account, trunk maker for four generations page 1/5

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Historical account, trunk maker for four generations page 1/5

ETS BERNARD : trunk maker for 4 generations.

1876 | 1900 | 1905 | 1906 | The 10s | The 20s | The 30s | 1944 | 1946 | The 50s | The 60s
1971 | The 70s | 1974 | 1976 | The 80s | The 90s | 1994 | The 2000s

1876 - Jules BERNARD (1876-1949) was born in Bordères (hautes pyrénés),
Charles Jules César BERNARD (fitter-méchanic) and Irma Adèle HARDY's (laundrywoman) son.

1900 - Jules BERNARD started out layetier-emballeur, trunk maker at Les Grands Magasins du Louvre in Paris.
He met Caroline SIMON (1881-1946) cardboard box maker at the same department store.

medal given to the  employee for the 50th anniversary of Les Grands Magasins Du Louvres in 1905 medal given to the  employee for the 50th anniversary of Les Grands Magasins Du Louvres in 1905
Jules BERNARD and his wife Caroline in 1917

1905 - Jules BERNARD married Caroline SIMON.

1906 - Jules and Caroline BERNARD bought a layetier-emballeur workshop set up in 1846 in Paris, 75 rue d'Aboukir. They made travel trunks and luggage and they specialized in made to measure cases and commercial traveller's luggage.

the workshop in Paris, 75 rue d' Aboukir (left to right ) Mr. Pommier (the foreman),Mme Adèle (an employee), and Caroline BERNARD letter written by Caroline BERNARD in 1913 on Jules BERNARD's headed notepaper
the workshop in Paris, 111 rue d' Aboukir, in the end of the 20s (left to right) Adrien BERNARD, Aline BERNARD, Mr Pommier (the foreman), Charles BERNARD, Eugène BERNARD, Louise BERNARD and Caroline BERNARD the « Jules BERNARD » stencil

The 10s
- Jules BERNARD moved in Paris, 111 rue d'aboukir.

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