Environmental Button

Description
The peace sign was created in 1958 as part of the British nuclear disarmament movement. The image combines the letters “N” (nuclear) and “D” (disarmament) from the semaphore (flag signaling) alphabet. During the 1960s and 1970s the sign became a ubiquitous symbol in the United States for a multitude of causes, including the peace and civil rights movements. On this button, the symbol has been made into a tree, evoking concern and care for the environment.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1970
maker
Edward Horn Co.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3.5 cm x 1.2 cm; 1 3/8 in x 1/2 in
ID Number
1993.3186.07
nonaccession number
1993.3186
catalog number
1993.3186.07
Credit Line
Horn Badge Company
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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