for Peace’ Stamp'
On July 28, 1955,
on the eve of the International Conference on Atomic
Energy in Geneva, Switzerland, the U.S. Post Office
issued this “Atoms for Peace” stamp designed by George Cox, a
technical illustrator in Brookhaven National Laboratories
Photography & Graphic Arts Division.
Earlier that year, Cox had responded to
President Eisenhower’s request for a design
to commemorate the Atoms for Peace Program, and his rendering
was selected as the best of those submitted by illustrators
throughout the nation.
(Text adapted from the Brookhaven
National Laboratory publication "THE BULLETIN" Vol.
56 - No. 5 February 15, 2002)
from a 'First Day of Issue' Envelope,
Atoms for Peace Commemorative US Stamp, July 28,1955.