Historical information

This canvas pennant was produced by an international JOC and given to participants on the 'pilgrimage' to Rome in 1957 for the first gathering of the International Young Christian Workers. YCWs from various nations exchanged pennants in Rome, gathered as souvenirs of the event.


This is a rare piece, collected by Bill Armstrong, AO who was one of the young workers who visited Rome in 1957. When situated along side the pennants of other participating nations, it symbolises the internationalism of the YCW movement.

Physical description

Small white pennant with red cross featuring a stalk of wheat. Design repeats on the reverse.

Inscriptions & markings

On the left edge of the pennant are the letters 'JOC'. Letters repeat on the right edge on the reverse.