Photo, Print, Drawing International Conference Regarding the Use of Esperanto. Conférence internationale de l'espéranto
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- International Conference Regarding the Use of Esperanto.
- Conférence internationale de l'espéranto
- Esperanto is a synthetic language devised by Polish eye doctor Ludwik Lazar Zamenhof (1859--1917), who in 1887 published a pamphlet in Russian, Polish, French, and German describing Esperanto and proposing it as an easy-to-learn second language. An international Esperanto movement developed in the 1890s, culminating in the first world congress of Esperanto speakers in 1905. After World War I, the League of Nations considered adopting Esperanto as a working language and recommending that it be taught in schools, but proposals along these lines were vetoed by France. The League sponsored an international conference regarding the use of Esperanto, which took place in Geneva on April 18--20, 1922. This photograph shows the opening session of the conference. The League of Nations had two working languages: English and French. The photograph is from the archives of the League, which were transferred to the United Nations in 1946 and are housed at the UN office in Geneva. They were inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World register in 2010.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1922-04-18 to 1922-04-20]
- - Switzerland--Geneva
- - 1922-04-18 to 1922-04-20
- - Esperanto
- - Group portraits
- - League of Nations
- - Memory of the World
- - Portrait photographs
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 photograph ; 14.3 x 22.2 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: United Nations Office at Geneva Library.
- - Content in French.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- League of Nations Archives
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- compressed data
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International Conference Regarding the Use of Esperanto. Switzerland Geneva, 1922. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -04-18 to -04-20] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670575/.
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(1922) International Conference Regarding the Use of Esperanto. Switzerland Geneva, 1922. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -04-18 to -04-20] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670575/.
MLA citation style:
International Conference Regarding the Use of Esperanto. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -04-18 to -04-20] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670575/>.