Description: Vintage anti-apartheid tee, circa 1988. 100% cotton. White and short-sleeved. Original tag is faded and size is illegible; however, it fits like a contemporary Medium/Large. Single-sided. Screen print is faded and muted, due to age. No odors, but slight pink tint. Not stark white. COSATU is the Congress of South African Trade Unions, formed in 1985. NUNW is the National Union of Namibia Workers, the counterpart of COSATU in Namibia. NUNW was founded in 1971.
Measurements are as follows and were recorded while shirt was laid flat. See photos.
Neck diameter // 7”
Armpit to armpit // 22”
Shoulder to bottom hem // 25”
The last photo was taken by Guy Tillum at a SWAPO demonstration during the 1989 independence elections in Namibia. A demonstrator can be seen wearing this shirt on the right side of the photo. Photo courtesy of the University of Cape Town libraries.
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