Jazz Button

Jazz Button

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This button celebrates Jazz. It is made of paper with a blue background and white stars on the top and red and white stripes on the bottom covered with a clear film, on a two-piece metal button with a pin back. The button is printed:

JAZZ

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
user
Levin, Floyd
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in; x 3.81 cm
ID Number
2011.3086.154
nonaccession number
2011.3086
catalog number
2011.3086
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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