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Authors: Madeleine Albright

Read My Pins

Read My Pins

Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box

Madeleine Albright

Elaine Shocas, Vivienne Becker, and Bill Woodward

Photography by John Bigelow Taylor
Photography Composition by Dianne Dubler

The United States Capitol, Monet.




See a pin, pick it up,

And all day you’ll have good luck.

See a pin, let it lay,

And your luck will pass away.

—Nursery Rhyme

Table of Contents

by David Revere McFadden

Chief Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, New York


The Serpent’s Tale


Body Language

“It Would Be an Honor”


Victory Knot, Verdura.

The Great Seal of the United States book locket and pin, Ann Hand.

Asymmetrical gold heart, Erwin Pearl

red heart and bow, Ann Hand

bejeweled heart, designer unknown

sparkling red heart, Ann Hand

interlocking hearts, Swarovski

purple heart, D.M. Lee

hammered metal heart, Omega

rhinestone bombé heart, designer unknown.

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