Peace Sign History

The Peace Sign is over 50 years old… but going strong! 
The original Peace Symbol can be traced by to Gerald Holtom, who was a textile designer from London. Holtom’s image combined the semaphore signals for the letters N, for nuclear (the figure with arms held downward and out from both sides), PLUS the D for disarmament (the figure holding one arm above its head while the other points to the ground).

Peace: The Biography of a Symbol
     by Ken Kolsbum/Mickael S. Sweeney (National Geographic)
Peace: 50 Years of Protest
     by Barry Miles (Reader’s Digest)

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