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Peace Symbol Flag

Peace Symbol Flag

 

"The peace symbol flag first became known in the United States in 1958 when Albert Bigelow, a pacifist protester, sailed his small boat outfitted with the CND banner into the vicinity of a nuclear test. The peace symbol button was imported into the United States in 1960 by Philip Altbach, a freshman at the University of Chicago, who traveled to England to meet with British peace groups as a delegate from the Student Peace Union (SPU). Altbach purchased a bag of the "chickentrack" buttons while he was in England, and brought them back to Chicago, where he convinced SPU to reprint the button and adopt it as its symbol. Over the next four years, SPU reproduced and sold thousands of the buttons on college campuses."

- Wiki

 

thanks to the following contributers from the One Million Peace Signs group

 

1. peace_flag-1120778cx, 2. Peace Flag, 3. no war in iraq, 4. Peaceflag, 5. Matt 1982, 6. Pentagon 17 Mar 2007 - 177, 7. Summer of 1970, 8. Newport, OR, 9. Red, White and Blue, George your time is almost through, 10. Untitled, 11. Peace and Passion, 12. A voice of peace, 13. www.flickr.com/photos/graphicpage/1794501252/in/pool-5753...

 

this mosaic is one in a series of mosaics i'm making as part of the History of the SIGN

 

please visit the group blog & www.onemillionpeacesigns.com/ for all the happenings

-p.e.a.c.e.

 

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