Interested Parties

10 Apr

When the Treaty of Versailles was finally signed on June 28th, 1919, the Hall of Mirrors was so packed with dignitaries, diplomats and other officials that not everyone was able to fit.  In this evocative photograph, we see some of those consigned to the overflow making use of any furniture at their disposal to ensure that they were still able to catch a glimpse of the historic occasion:

“This is not Peace. It is an armistice for twenty years.”

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