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Keystone View Company Galerie des Glaces, Showing Table where Peace Treaty Was Signed, Versailles, France

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.276 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: Versailles, France Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

This photograph is of the room where the signing of the Peace Treaty took place at the end of WWI. It is elaborately decorated with beautiful chairs, windows, and a statue.

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