Archive for the Conference Tables in History Category
The photo below depicts the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles. This large, unusual conference table was built to handle large meetings. The design allows attendees to gather around a central opening where the conference leaders are seated.
Salle de l’Alabama / Hall of the Alabama, Hotel de Ville / City Hall, Geneva (Switzerland)
This beautiful conference table hosted 2 events in US history. It is the site where the (First) Geneva Convention was signed in 1864, founding the Committee of the Red Cross
Later, in 1872, an international tribunal meeting here settled the so-called “Alabama Claims” of the USA against the UK for their actions during the US Civil War.
This section of our blog usually reserved for the information on conference tables throughout history. I feel that this table built by the advertising agency, Boys and Girls, (Dublin) is worthy of being called historical.
This is a modern photo of the conference table used during the Yalta Conference in the Livadiya Palace, Ukraine. In 1945 the Allied leaders — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin sat at this very table to discuss Europe’s structure and organization after the war.
This photo shows the Conference of the Allied Expeditionary Air Force, held in August 1944. Seated at the table (l to r): Lt Col D Heathcote Amery, Maj Gen R Royce, Air Chf Mshl Sir Sholto Douglas, Air Chf Mshl Sir Arthur Harris, Air Chf Mshl Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Maj Gen F L Anderson, Lt Gen J H Doolittle, Brig Gen F L Parks, Air Mshl Sir Roderick Hill.
Past and future leaders of our nation meet, and conference tables are there! In this photo, President Gerald Ford talks with CIA Director George H.W. Bush at a meeting of the National Security Council in 1976.
The dot com boom led to many innovations in workplace culture, such as casual dress codes, employees bringing their dogs to work, and even sometimes game tables used as conference tables:
This 1919 political cartoon about the Paris Peace Conference shows Georges Clemenceau, prime minister of France, inviting German delegates to sit at a conference table with spiked chairs, manacles at each seat, and platters of cactus and nettle. The cartoon reflects German fears that the Treaty of Versailles, created at the conference, would mean harsh terms towards Germany.
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