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Shots of the Avenue de la Paix, the Albert Thomas monument and interior shots of the ILO building, Geneva.
Laying the foundation stone of the ILO building in 1923 -21st Oct. Present were Albert Thomas first director of ILO, Leon Jouhaux representing the workers and M. Carlier of Belgium representing the employers.
The opening of the building, 6th June 1926. Present were Albert Thomas, Arthur Fontaine and M. Haberlin President of the Swiss Confederation
Plaque commemorating Daniel Legrand and a bust of Arthur Fontaine - pioneers of the movement.
Treaty of Versailles - the actual document. It was from this treaty that the I.L.O. grew.
Albert Thomas talks (in French) about the role of ILO in the fight against the economic crisis. 1932.
Film of yesterday and to-day showing the contrast in methods.
Lifts - old and modern.
Distribution of the mail - now and then.
Dictation of the mail. The first sequences show it being dictated, taken down in long hand and typed on old fashioned typewriters. Then the modern methods of to-day are shown - e.g. dictaphones, such tapes etc.
The keeping of record files - contrast between now and 40 years ago.
Production of documents, then and now.
Still photos showing ILO activities in all parts of the world
Exterior shots of the ILO building - monument to Albert Thomas.
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