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Peace Dove pin, designer Cecile et Jeanne, France; photographer John Bigelow Taylor.
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  • Title Atlas Pin

    Date 1991

    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.

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