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Button shows a child in a green shirt with black dots sitting on a barrel with a lit fuse, over a white, yellow, and blue background.

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HASSAN CIGARETTES 
FACTORY No 649
1st DIST. N.Y.
W & H CO
PATENTED

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The illustrator of this button, Tom McNamara, was an artist and director born in San Francisco in 1886. He was an illustrator for the San Francisco Chronicle at the turn of the century. McNamara created the Us Boys comic strip in the 1910s, and In the 1920s began directing Our Gang (Little Rascals) short films. McNamara also created titles and wrote for several silent films, including Little Annie Rooney, which starred "America's Sweetheart," Mary Pickford.

This button was part of a set of 376 known, issued as premiums primarily with Hassan and Tokio cigarettes. They featured cartoons by artists such as as Rube Goldberg, George McManus, Tom McNamara, Bud Fisher, Hal Hoffman, and others.

 

Source: AskART.com. (n.d.) Biography:Thomas McNamara.

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AD0489
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