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Thu Apr 23, 2015, 08:44 PM

 

The offices of the Central Social Institution of Prague, April 26, 1937



The offices of the Central Social Institution of Prague, Czechoslovakia with the largest vertical letter file in the world. Consisting of cabinets arranged from floor to ceiling tiers covering over 4000 square feet containing over 3000 drawers 10 feet long. It has electric operated elevator desks which rise, fall and move left or right at the push of a button. to stop just before drawer desired. The drawers also open and close electronically. Thus work which formerly taxed 400 workers is now done by 20 with a minimum of effort. 26th April 1937 Ref: B196_095071_3660 Date: 26.04.1937 Compulsory Credit: UPPA/Photoshot

Photographer: UPPA/Photoshot
Date Created:04/25/1937
Location Information: Czech Republic ,Checked
Credit: UPPA/Photoshot

http://www.bciusa.com/view_image.jsp?img_id=101869

This looks like the beginning of an alternate history, where computers were never invented and World War II never occurred. 23 months later, the Nazis absorbed this city and this building.

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