Peace Sign Purse
Loving this Peace Sign Purse with a stonewashed finish in brown. I guess it’s the left over “hippie” side of me, maybe just growing up in the late 60′s and early 70′s that drew me to this Peace Sign Purse. And now my youngest daughter finding a lot of “cool” stuff that I had tucked away would love this Peace Sign Purse too.
I was curious just how the peace sign came about. I found this article: 1958 – Peace Symbol Created by Jennifer Rosenberg at About.com Guide. Really very interesting. And I quote from Ms. Rosenberg’s short history lesson:
“Peace Symbol Created (1958): In 1958, British artist Gerald Holtom drew a circle with three lines inside, intending the design to be a symbol for the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC). The design incorporates a circle with the lines within it representing the simplified positions of two semaphore letters (the system of using flags to send information great distances, such as from ship to ship). The letters “N” and “D” were used to represent “nuclear disarmament.” (The “N” is formed by a person holding a flag in each hand and then pointing them toward the ground at a 45 degree angle. The “D” is formed by holding one flag straight down and one straight up.)
Holtom finished his design on February 21, 1958 and the design was then first introduced to the public at a DAC march on April 4. The symbol quickly spread. In Britain, the symbol became the emblem for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), thus causing the design to become synonymous with nuclear disarmament. In 1960, the symbol migrated to the United States and began to be used as a symbol for the peace movement.
This symbol has become internationally recognized and is still used by peace activists today.”
By Jennifer Rosenberg, About.com Guide
I am simply amazed how this symbol has survived decades to represent peace worldwide.
Peace Out! From How To Crochet A Beanie Here are just a few fun items displaying the peace sign.