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    Posted: 01 Feb 2022 at 5:33pm
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The PBS series American Experience is presenting an episode exploring the history of the blue jean. It premieres Feb. 7. 

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Originally posted by Shorty Long Shorty Long wrote:

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The PBS series American Experience is presenting an episode exploring the history of the blue jean. It premieres Feb. 7. 




I had a phone call with the people involved, they thought the white labor thing might have been a fake, I talked a little about the Chinese making jeans back then, looks like next week it’s going to air- it should be good.
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Thanks Sansome, what do you mean by a fake? Wasn’t it printed on the label of some brands or is that not correct?
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Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

Thanks Sansome, what do you mean by a fake? Wasn’t it printed on the label of some brands or is that not correct?


At first, they had a hard time wrapping their heads around Levi Strauss ever saying something like that- I believe they came across an ad from the early 1890’s- then they thought this must have meant- no African American labor, that’s when we went into the anti Chinese sentiment of the time.

White labor was on ads and the clothing from around 1887-1892-3
We also found it as early as 1880- seeing that the first big push against the chines was in 1876.
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