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Celebrate Chicago's Blues Heritage
With the Maxwell Street "Birthplace of the Chicago Blues" t-shirt and poster from the Maxwell Street Foundation.
T-Shirt just $23.50, Poster just $13.25. (All sales benefit the Maxwell Street Foundation.)
It was the hit of the Chicago Blues Festival: the Maxwell Street Blues Bus.
The creation of Elder John Johnson, the Maxwell Street Blues Bus was a longtime fixture at the historic Maxwell Street Market. Blues artists used it as a backdrop for their live performances and Elder Johnson used it as a mobile record store. Today, this authentic Maxwell Street artifact desperately needs a permanent home.
Parked near the booth of the Maxwell Street Foundation (MSF) during the Chicago Blues Festival, this colorful bus was the backdrop for countless memorable photographs and helped raise awareness of Maxwell Street and its precious heritage. Protecting and preserving that heritage is the mission of the MSF.
Now you can show how much you support Maxwell Street by wearing the Maxwell Street "Birthplace of the Chicago Blues" t-shirt and hanging the Maxwell Street "Birthplace of the Chicago Blues" poster on your wall!
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The Maxwell Street "Birthplace of the Chicago Blues" t-shirt is black and silver, with the Blues Bus image and "Maxwell St. Birthplace of the Chicago Blues" on the front.
On the back of the shirt is a roll call of names covering just a few of the great Chicago Blues artists who performed on Maxwell Street in its heyday; folks like Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Robert Nighthawk, Johnnie Mae Dunson and Bo Diddley.
The shirt was designed by Andy Yamashiro, who also designed the poster (below).
Shirts are 100% cotton and available in sizes S, M, XL, and 4XL. Sorry, sizes L, 2XL and 3XL are sold out.
Get yours for just $23.50, which includes shipping and handling in the USA. (Shipping charges for international orders will be added on the order form.)
T-Shirt just $23.50
SORRY, THE POSTER IS SOLD OUT!
The Maxwell Street "Birthplace of the Chicago Blues" poster is a big three feet (36") high and two feet (24") wide, printed on heavy stock in black duo-tone. These flat (i.e., rolled) posters were made for display purposes at the Chicago Blues Festival and only a very small number are available for sale.
The poster shows the Maxwell Street Market as it looked in 1954. Floating above the street scene are four Maxwell Street originals (from left); Jim Brewer, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Arvella Gray and Little Walter Jacobs.
The poster was designed by Andy Yamashiro, who also designed the t-shirt (above).
Get yours for just $13.25, which includes shipping and handling in the USA. (Shipping charges for international orders will be added on the order form.)
Poster just $13.25
Buy your t-shirt or poster right here with a credit card or PayPal, or pay by check mailed to the address below.
If paying by check, make payable to The Maxwell Street Foundation. Send to: The Maxwell Street Foundation, P.O. Box 6435, Evanston, IL 60201. Allow extra time for processing. If ordering a t-shirt be sure to indicate the size (S, M, L, XL, 4XL -- sorry, 2 XL and 3XL are sold out). Check option is for USA orders only.
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Order online with a major credit card and your order can be shipped to any address in the world. (Okay, maybe not Myanmar.) An additional shipping charge will be added on the order form. If you have any questions about international orders, bulk orders, or anything else, email us.
Allow 2 weeks for delivery (longer if outside the USA). Offer good while supply lasts.
The mission of the Maxwell Street Foundation (MSF) is to preserve the history of the Maxwell Street neighborhood for future generations. The MSF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and contributions are tax deductible. Our web URL is Maxwellstreet.org.
To make a secure, tax-deductible donation to the MSF via PayPal using your PayPal account or any major credit card, click on the DONATE button below.