Mardi Gras Jazz Festival Button

Mardi Gras Jazz Festival Button

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This button is from the Mardi Gras Jazz Festival, in 1987. It is a made of blue paper with black ink covered with a clear film, on a round two-piece metal button with a pin back. The button is printed:

1987 MARDI GRAS
[image of a clam playing a banjo]
JAZZ FESTIVAL

Floyd Levin (1922-2007) was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. His numerous reviews, profiles, and articles were published in magazines such as Down Beat, Jazz Journal International, Metronome, and American Rag. He also authored Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians. Items in this collection (2011.3086) were acquired from Levin’s attendance at Jazz Festivals, conferences, and other music events.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
date made
1987
user
Levin, Floyd
place made
United States
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in; x.635 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
2011.3086.020
nonaccession number
2011.3086
catalog number
2011.3086.020
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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