Embassy of Sweden: Exhibition “Hello, girls! Women at Ericsson at the turn of the 20th century.“

4-04-2019

We cordially invite you to the Embassy of Sweden in Warsaw (3 Bagatela St.) to see the exhibition “Hello, girls! Women at Ericsson at the turn of the 20th century.”

Find out about the extraordinary and somewhat forgotten history of the “ladies from the Swedish tower” - the telephonists employed at the Ericsson telephone exchange at the beginning of the 20th century. The “Tower” is, of course, the PAST-a building still located at Zielna Street. Do you know where this name came from? Who designed the “tower” and what was its significance for the development of Warsaw at the beginning of the 20th century? Who were the telephonists working there and was it easy to get a job there? All these answers you will find at the exhibition. You will also learn from it what Kornel Makuszyński wrote about the telephonists and the future of telecommunications at that time. You can be surprised!

At the exhibition, we present a series of unique photographs extracted from Polish and Swedish archives, as well as from private collections.

This is a real treat for history buffs and lovers of Swedish-Polish curiosities.

We invite you to see it every day until May 6.

The exhibition was prepared in cooperation with Ericsson in Poland on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Sweden and Poland. The texts for the exhibition were based on the publication “Ericsson - 100 years in Poland”.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1366271106845998/


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