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Vietnam: A Year of Peace

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1976 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Friendshipment, New York (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paper and ink

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 1B, box LS2

This poster comemorates the first anniversary of peace 30 April, 1976 following the Vietnam War. Ideas of hope and renewal are combined in this poster through the image of the lotus and its accompanying proverb.

Physical description

White lotus flower on green ground, surrounded by text.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1976 (made)


Friendshipment, New York (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Paper and ink

Marks and inscriptions

In the pond/ nothing is more beautiful/ than the lotus/ The leaves are green/ the flowers white/ the center yellow/ Rising out of the mud/ its fragrance beautiful/ (Vietnamese proverb)
three-quarters down the sheet, right hand side

Vietnam:/ A Year of Peace/ A Time to Rebuild
upper margin

April 30, 1976 The first anniversary of peace in Viet Nam/ a time to call for reconstruction, amnesty and recognition/ of one Viet Nam./ FRIENDSHIPMENT 235 East 49th St. N.Y., N.Y. 10017
lower margin

Descriptive line

Vietnam: A Year of Peace. White lotus flower poster. United States, 1967.


Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Lotus; Peace; Propaganda; Politics; Lotus flowers


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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