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Shirt - White, Red Paint, L.B. Johnson Protest, 1966 Object Reg. No: HT 3200

This shirt was worn by an American security officers 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.
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.

Red paint has been splattered across the front of the shirt, mainly around the collar (indicating that a jacket was being worn over the top of it when the splattering occured.)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 810 mm (Height), 570 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Shirt body only

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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
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Male
Tertiary Classification: outerwear
User: Unknown, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1966
Other Association (See Comments): President Lyndon Johnson - United States Government, 1966

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