Title Atlas Pin
Designer Hervé Van der Straeten, France
Materials Gilded, Hammered Brass, Glass Cabochon
Size 1.9" x 5"
(4.8cm x 12.7cm)
The Weight of the World
The Atlas pin, purchased by Albright in Paris, symbolizes the responsibilities felt by any U.S. Secretary of State. Albright wore the pin only to the most important meetings, when she wanted to remind her colleagues that the weight of the world was on their shoulders.