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Is This Your Old T-Shirt? (It's For Sale In Kenya)

Do You Recognize This T-Shirt?

  • A T-shirt for sale in an outdoor market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Dancing With The Toons, Jennifer's Bat Mitzvah, November 20, 1993."
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    A T-shirt for sale in an outdoor market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Dancing With The Toons, Jennifer's Bat Mitzvah, November 20, 1993."
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  • A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Local Pro's Indoor Ball Hockey St. Catharines."
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    A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Local Pro's Indoor Ball Hockey St. Catharines."
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  • A T-shirt for sale at an outdoor market in Kisumu, Kenya. The shirt reads "Haas Orthodontics Rocks!"
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    A T-shirt for sale at an outdoor market in Kisumu, Kenya. The shirt reads "Haas Orthodontics Rocks!"
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  • A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Santa Cruz Classic 2009."
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    A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Santa Cruz Classic 2009."
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  • A T-shirt for sale in an outdoor market in Kisumu, Kenya. The shirt reads "BACK TO BASICS. Reading Writing and, WRESTLING!!"
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    A T-shirt for sale in an outdoor market in Kisumu, Kenya. The shirt reads "BACK TO BASICS. Reading Writing and, WRESTLING!!"
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  • A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Fire Fighters Crusade Against Muscular Dystrophy '88."
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    A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Fire Fighters Crusade Against Muscular Dystrophy '88."
    Sarah Elliott /for NPR
  • A T-shirt for sale at an outdoor market in Kisumu, Kenya. The shirt reads "Phillips Park Advisory Council."
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    A T-shirt for sale at an outdoor market in Kisumu, Kenya. The shirt reads "Phillips Park Advisory Council."
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  • A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Camp Dart-Lo 2010."
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    A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Camp Dart-Lo 2010."
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  • A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Red Dog Saloon - Juneau, Alaska."
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    A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Red Dog Saloon - Juneau, Alaska."
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  • A T-shirt for sale at an outdoor market in Kisumu, Kenya. The shirt reads " A.J. Root Soap Box Derby Team."
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    A T-shirt for sale at an outdoor market in Kisumu, Kenya. The shirt reads " A.J. Root Soap Box Derby Team."
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  • A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Bequeath Thy Hemoglobin or Perish: Community Blood Center of the Ozarks."
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    A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Bequeath Thy Hemoglobin or Perish: Community Blood Center of the Ozarks."
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  • A T-shirt for sale in an outdoor market in Kisumu, Kenya. The shirt reads "Cool To Be A Cougar, Cool To Be A Cougar, Cool To Be A Cougar."
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    A T-shirt for sale in an outdoor market in Kisumu, Kenya. The shirt reads "Cool To Be A Cougar, Cool To Be A Cougar, Cool To Be A Cougar."
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  • A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Emerson Hospital 1983 Road Race - Run For The Health Of It."
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    A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Emerson Hospital 1983 Road Race - Run For The Health Of It."
    Sarah Elliott /for NPR
  • A T-shirt for sale in an outdoor market in Kisumu, Kenya. The shirt reads "Bishop Dunne Falcon Wave."
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    A T-shirt for sale in an outdoor market in Kisumu, Kenya. The shirt reads "Bishop Dunne Falcon Wave."
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  • A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Oregon Road Runners Club, Turkey Trot."
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    A T-shirt for sale at Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. The shirt reads "Oregon Road Runners Club, Turkey Trot."
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Part of the Planet Money T-shirt Project

As we report in our story The Afterlife Of American Clothes, lots of used clothes in the U.S. eventually make their way to sub-Saharan Africa.

Here are a collection of T-shirts we found for sale in Kenya. If you recognize one of them, let us know. Please email us at planetmoney@npr.org, and put "that's my shirt" in the subject line.

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