Peace Symbol Pendant Necklace, Worn by Kathy Duquette, 1970-1975

Summary

The "peace sign" was first designed in 1958 as part of the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. By the late 1960s and 1970s, the symbol -- shown on this necklace -- came to mean that the wearer was an opponent of the Vietnam War. Ultimately, the peace sign came to represent opposition to war in general.

The "peace sign" was first designed in 1958 as part of the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. By the late 1960s and 1970s, the symbol -- shown on this necklace -- came to mean that the wearer was an opponent of the Vietnam War. Ultimately, the peace sign came to represent opposition to war in general.

Artifact

Necklace

Date Made

1970-1975

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2000.135.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Copper (Metal)
Leather

Color

Copper (Color)

Dimensions

Length: 18.0 in  (strap + pendant)

Width: 1.875 in  (pendant)

Length: 2 in  (pendant)

Length: 31 in  (total length of strap)

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