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Shirt - Arrow Shirts, White, Green Paint, L.B. Johnson Protest, 1966 Object Reg. No: HT 3199

Summary:
This shirt was manufactured in the USA by Arrow Shirts, and worn by an American security officer ( possibly Lem Johns) protecting US President Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) during his visit to Melbourne in October, 1966. During a visit to the South Yarra home of Sir Dallas and Lady Mabel Brooks at 233 Domain Road, on 21 October, President Johnson's limousine was pelted with red and green paint bombs by anti war protestors.
Description:
White short sleeve mens shirt, with six cream plastic buttons along with front, There are open pockets on both sides, at chest height. There is a manufacture's label sewn into the back, near the collar. There is a black ink manufacture's stamp near the bottom on the left front.

Green paint has been splattered across the front of the shirt, mainly on the right hand side.
Discipline: History
Dimension Comment: Length measured from top of collar to bottom. Width between underarms: 58 cm. Width from cuff to cuff across chest: 92cm. Height measured top of collar to bottom of shirt at back.

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Tagged with: protests, state visits, vietnam war 1959-1975, wars conflicts
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Male
Tertiary Classification: outerwear
Manufacturer: Arrow, United States of America, 1963-1966
User: Unknown, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1966
Other Association (See Comments): President Lyndon Johnson - United States Government

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