1950s Roman Coin Novelty Print Blouse

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One of the most unique novelty prints that has ever crossed my path: antique coins with several different faces, not sure if they are technically Roman or Greek? Absolutely awesome blouse with several cute details on collar, front and sleeves! Color is most accurate in 1st and 5th photos. This Judy Bond blouse is associated with an interesting bit of history. In 1965, the ILGWU started a 3-year boycott/strike against the company for moving its labor operations from the Northeast to the South. Union members picketed outside stores selling Judy Bond clothing and creatively distributed millions of shopping bags asking buyers not to purchase Judy Bond clothing. This is the first Judy Bond item I have ever come across and I thought it was pretty ironic that the print on the shirt happened to be of money. In any case, this is a fascinating piece of fashion/labor history and a beautiful example of a clever 1950s novelty print blouse (and the best part is that neither you nor me will be supporting Judy Bond in the purchase of this shirt ! ! !) Chest 36” Waist 28” max Length 21” Sleeve length 8.5” Label: Judy Bond Condition: No tears, odors or stains. Some fading of yellow throughout blouse but nothing dramatic, not noticeable when worn. Second button from top and and buttons on sleeve cuffs have a little surface wear (see photos) not apparent unless closely examined. Hem is finished with an overlocked/serged stitch. Moo