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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The “Lalanne Fondation” must have been one of the benefit societies or cooperatives in operation at the time.

    In the 19th century the town’s captains of industry set up a number of charities, benefit societies and cooperatives in order to improve their workers’ quality of life. In 1853, Johann Heinrich [Jean] Dollfus, mayor of the town (and director of the textile company DMC), founded the “artisans’ town” (cite ouvriere) to the north-east of the old town, con…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
    Record Visibility:
    Public