War is not healthy for children and other living things


From Westport Public Art Collections

Date manufactured/created
1968
Date published
1968
Description
Offset lithograph. Lorriane Schneider created one of the most emotionally charged posters of the Vietnam War era out of concern that her eldest son would be drafted into the army. Originally started by fifteen women in California, Another Mother for Peace was founded in 1967 “to educate women to take an active role in eliminating war as a means of solving disputes between nations, people and ideologies.” AMP’s first action was a Mother’s Day campaign in opposition to the Vietnam War in which then-President Lyndon B. Johnson and members of Congress were sent thousands of Mother’s Day cards expressing their yearning for peace. The organization’s vision is embodied in the AMP logo created by Lorraine Schneider–a sunflower with the words: “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” This irrefutable statement with its brilliant and childlike design appears on posters, bumper stickers, note cards, letter seals, t-shirts, and of course, the distinctive gold medallions worn by supporters of Another Mother for Peace all over the world. The non-profit, non-partisan association still exists today.
Dimensions
22 inches H X 16 inches W
Measurement Types: Images
25 3/4 inches H X 19 3/4 inches W
Measurement Types: Frames

Measurement Types: Papers
Accession/ID number
1965