Conference Tables in History

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pictured: Salle de l’Alabama / Hall of the Alabama, Hotel de Ville / City Hall, Geneva (Switzerland)

This beautiful contemporary 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.