Environmental Button

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
Edward Horn Co.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 3.5 cm x 1.2 cm; 1 3/8 in x 1/2 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Natural Resources
Clothing & Accessories
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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