About this object

These white silk peace poppies were a legacy of the First World War. The white poppy was first introduced by the Women’s Co-operative Guild in 1933, as a symbol for peace and an end to all war. It was meant to be worn on Armistice Day (later renamed Remembrance Sunday) by women who had lost husbands, sons and brothers in the First World War.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Peace Poppies
  • Accession no.
    1988.322 DUP118
  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    4 mm x 307 mm x 245 mm
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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