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Madame Antoine Meilland ‘Peace’

France 1942

Francis Meilland gave birth to this new rose shortly before World War II. In order to protect his creation before Germany invaded France, he passed on cuttings to friends based in the United States, Italy, Turkey, and Germany. It was sent via the American consul by the last plane that left the Lyon area in 1942.
The variety was thus preserved, and his American friend Robert Pyle launched its marketing the same day of the fall of Berlin, April 29, 1945. Emblem of peace, the rose 'Peace' was subsequently offered to the 49 delegations gathered in San Francisco to form the UN. A Rose of Peace was placed on the desk of each delegate, accompanied with this note "We hope that the 'Peace' rose will bring human thoughts to lasting peace in the world."


Francis Meilland donna naissance à ce nouveau rosier peu avant la 2nde guerre mondiale. Afin de protéger sa création avant l’invasion de la France par l’Allemagne, il transmit des boutures à des amis basés aux Etats-Unis, en Italie, en Turquie, et en Allemagne. Elle fut envoyée via le consul américain par le dernier avion qui quittera la région lyonnaise en 1942.
La variété fut ainsi préservée, et son ami américain Robert Pyle lança sa commercialisation le jour même de la chute de Berlin, le 29 avril 1945. Emblème de la paix, la rose ‘Peace’ fut par la suite offerte aux 49 délégations réunies à San Francisco pour former l’ONU. Une Rose de la Paix était posée sur le bureau de chacun des délégués, accompagnée de cette note « Nous espérons que la rose ‘Peace’ portera les pensées humaines vers une paix durable dans le monde ».



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Hansmar Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful. You captured the beauty of the rose very well.
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organicvision Featured By Owner May 28, 2018   Photographer
Thank you, but the symbole seems to be lost.
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Hansmar Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. Yeah, well, the symbolic part is only there for me, when I am reading the description. The rose photo itself did not enhance that, I think. It would require a more conceptual photo to make it a visual symbol of piece as well, in my point of view. This would, of course, lead to a risk of becoming a platitude (e.g. a rose on a battle field or something). But it would be great to consider options.
I prefer to evaluate visual art on the basis of the art itself, but that's just me, I guess. (And I generally do not link yellow to love and peace). But it still is a great photo!
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organicvision Featured By Owner May 29, 2018   Photographer
My first intention of course was the image itself. But I found the history of this quite intersting. I like to investigate the names given to roses ;) I also made a test on google translate and I only changed 2 words from French to English. They have made a lot of progress.
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Hansmar Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand your interest in the background. Very good of you to investigate. And isn't it indeed wonderful how well these translaters do now? I sometimes even understand pieces of Chinese using the translate option!
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Omoidenoki Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
Superbes couleurs 
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organicvision Featured By Owner May 24, 2018   Photographer
Merci Laetitia :heart:
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Omoidenoki Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
Avec plaisir :) 
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ancoben Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
stunning
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:iconorganicvision:
organicvision Featured By Owner May 23, 2018   Photographer
Merci:heart: toujours
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ancoben Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
You're welcome
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Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
Beautiful color combination!!!
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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! 
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
Yellow Rose (Meaning: Joy, Friendship) Absolutely Beautiful in every respect of the word
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
:clap: really nice
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organicvision Featured By Owner May 23, 2018   Photographer
Thank you, I'm back ;)
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
:)
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GeaAusten Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Professional General Artist
this is one of my favourite roses, beautiful reminder xxx
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organicvision Featured By Owner May 23, 2018   Photographer
Thank you :heart: It is quite a beauty with its subtle tones.
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
Beautiful flower and shot!! Shame the intention rather failed... :-(
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organicvision Featured By Owner May 23, 2018   Photographer
Thanks Mel, unfortunately I have to agree accept maybe some limited areas but world peace is still hard to imagine.
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Saraeustace91 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ❤️
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organicvision Featured By Owner May 23, 2018   Photographer
Merci encore :heart:
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Saraeustace91 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You’re welcome 😀😉
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful
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organicvision Featured By Owner May 23, 2018   Photographer
Merci:heart:
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