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Text of Letter Accompanying Jacket

Dear Gentleperson

The enclosed Hell's Angels jacket--about 1960's--is for the Smithsonian. It is an authentic jacket owned by Hairy Henry or Hank as he was more commonly called. Each patch bearing a man's name was worn in memoriam for his lost brothers. Hank has since passed away and I felt you were the appropriate entity to receive this jacket. The enclosed pictures represent the event that brought Hank & George into much public eye--Hank leading a freedom--Freedom NOW--march down Haight Street. All of this notwithstanding, the Smithsonian does seem to be the appropriate keeper of such a piece of America 1960's. I hope you share my belief and give this a place.

Sincerely
Roz Kot

 

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"Chocolate" George and "Hairy" Henry are jailed in San Francisco
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Henry and a friend during a "Freedom Now" demonstration on Haight Street


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