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On beige ground, in black ink: “The Birth of the Blues” in a banner above; “or how the original / Shrink-to-Fit jean was / born-& all that jazz; at center a pair of blue button fly jeans. On either side scenes of history with blocks of descriptive text underneath. Logo below.

This is a poster from United States. It is dated ca. 1975–80 and we acquired it in 1981. Gift of Various Donors. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

offset lithograph on paper

Its dimensions are

73.7 x 49.3 cm (29 in. x 19 7/16 in.)

This object was made for (as the client) Levi Strauss

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