Louis, born into a modest family in 1886, lived in Vignacourt. At the age of 26, he married Antoinette. Together they launch a successful agricultural machinery business. Louis is passionate about all new things and owned a photographic camera, that was uncommon to own at the start of the 20th century.
After the declaration of war, Louis enlisted.
He was a despatch rider. After convalescing in hospital from a wound, he returned to the farmhouse in Vignacourt.
Louis died in 1931.
Robert, son of Louis and Antoinette, was born in 1912.
He appears on some of the photos. He liked to take the pose with soldiers.
Robert did not married and stayed in the farm until his death in 1996.
His brother Roger does not appear on the photos. Roger got two children, Eliane and Christian.
Antoinette lived in Vignacourt and was born in 1891. She was 21 when she married Louis. They got two children : Robert, born in 1912, and Roger, born in 1920.
Louis taught Antoinette how to use the camera when he came back home.
They created a photo studio and offered their services for a small price. A canvas backdrop was hung as a decor. Civilians and soldiers came to the farmhouse wanting their portraits taken.