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11/1/2003--Asnieres, France..Employees making LV handbags at the factory and work shop next to the Vuitton home, home to five generations of the family in Asnieres, 25 minutes from Paris. Today  it is a Museum, with an adjoining workshop where bags and trunks are still being made.In 1854, Louis Vuitton, the young trunk-maker founded the company Louis Vuitton in Paris, France after he enjoyed the ultimate honor of becoming Empress Eugenie's favorite specialist...All photographs ©2003 Stuart Isett.All rights reserved.This image may not be reproduced without expressed written permission from Stuart Isett.