Lynn Downey

Throwback Thursday: Rare Records Revealed

On February 26, 1829, nearly 200 years ago, Levi Strauss was born in Buttenheim, Bavaria. Levi  immigrated to… / / / / / / /

Beyond Blue Jeans: The Facts of Levi Strauss’s Life

Levi Strauss had an indelible impact on the fabric of American culture — so much so that his… / / / / / / / /

Author Lynn Downey looks back at Levi

A little blast from the past blew into town recently when retired Levi Strauss & Co. Historian Lynn… / / / / / / / / /

Throwback Thursday: The Story of Levi

Some 190 years after his birth and nearly 165 years after founding the company that bears his name,… / / / / / /

Throwback Thursday: Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Expositions and world’s fairs have been held in Europe, the United States and Asia for over 200 years.… / / / / /

Throwback Thursday: Beyond Denim

Levi Strauss & Co. is, of course, famous for denim: we made the first blue jeans by taking… / / / / /

Crime, Fraud and Scam Artists in San Francisco – 19th Century Style

Doing business in San Francisco in the 1800s was hard enough, but there were also people ready to… / / / / /

The Levi’s Brand in Literature

Pennsylvania-born Owen Wister is sometimes called the father of the classic western novel. Like his hero, Theodore Roosevelt,… / / / /

Throwback Thursday: Living with Levi – Stories from the Levi Strauss Biography

Sometime between the spring and fall of 1848, Levi Strauss, his mother Rebekka and his two sisters Mary… / / / / /

Throwback Thursday: Living With Levi

Tales from the Biographer’s Desk Regular Unzipped readers may remember that I retired from Levi Strauss & Co.… / / / /