This pair of miniature Levi's jeans were produced in the 50s to be worn by a small child! They're a part of the post war American era when denim was rapidly becoming more and more popular, and the casual style synonymous with the blue cotton twill fabric was getting more accepted to wear.
Meet Buddy Lee! This 12 1/2 inch guy with the cute smile and clever looking eyes has quite some stories to tell. He started his career in the 1920s as a model displaying miniature versions of the clothes made by H. D. Lee Company and eventually he gained in popularity. At one time he was actually the second highest selling doll in USA!
This particular banner was made by the H. D. Lee Company and it's printed on a piece of denim. The entire width of the fabric was used so you can still see the selvage running on each side of the banner.
Don held Buck Out's at a small arena near his home during this time. His group of friends and fellow cowboys had a club called "The Rodeo Club". Anyway this piece is the last from my collection of Don's stuff. He passed away in 2002."