Birth : 1822 in Mirecourt (Vosges) Death : 1870 in Mirecourt (Vosges)

Biography

Career
Joseph Louis GERMAIN began his apprenticeship in Mirecourt before joining Ch. fr. Gand's workshop in 1840 in Paris.
From 1840 to 1845 Joseph Louis GERMAIN worked with Ch. Fr. GAND in Paris.
In 1845 he joined J.B. VUILLAUME's workshop with whom he stayed until 1850, date at which he was called by Ch. Adophe GAND to take in charge the direction of his workshop.
Finally, in 1862, Joseph Louis GERMAIN established himself at 364, rue Saint Denis. His son Emile GERMAIN succeeded him in 1870.

Workshop
364, rue Saint Denis. Paris.

Collaborators & successors
His son Emile GERMAIN, 

Labels & Stamps
Two different labels  the first one from 1862 to 1867, the second one after 1867:
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Louis Joseph Germain Luthier
A Paris année 18..  
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Joseph Louis Germain; à Paris
Année ..
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