Denver White Elephants Hand Painted Vintage T-Shirt
Want the old school real deal? This is it! Vintage tees created one at a time, by hand! Each one handpainted (like in the old days), and each one an original. Each features a naturally muted, naturally distressed image that harkens back to the early days of professional sports. Begin or continue your collection of extraordinary vintage tees with this Denver White Elephants shirt from Hannibal & Trott™.
The White Elephants were mainstays on Rocky Mountain diamonds from 1909 to 1935, competing regularly against the toughest competition. In 1933 the team almost made history as the first black team to be admitted to an otherwise all white league. That year the Nebraska State League seriously considered adding the White Elephants in an effort to boost attendance during the hard days of the Great Depression. However, the plan never came to fruition as the withering economic times severely restricted the ability of the league teams to travel.
Please note that these shirts are made in extremely small quantities and, because they are handmade, each one will be a little different than all the others. The waterbased inks and dyes used in producing the shirt's unique design are applied to the fabric with a hand brushing technique, and the design is washfast and permanent.
The shirt is a 100% cotton fashion weight garment. Imported, but decorated right here in the USA.