The guy that put the Tan in Montana
I'm the guy that put the tan in Montana
White background with black text. Illustration has yellow, red, blue and peach and portrays a rancher with a long-mustached , big hat and bandana around his neck. This button is signed "TAD" and not the usual Goldberg signature.
Quality Tokio Cigarette, Factory no 649, 1st Dist. New York, The Whitehead and Hoag Co.
Rube Goldberg, the cartoonist resposible for these "I'm the Guy" buttons is more famously known for his illustrations of inventions that were funny and complicated. His name is in the Webster dictionary is defined as "accomplishing by complex means what seemingly could be done simply". He was a dedicated cartoonist, doing both political and comical cartoons. Goldberg is also a founding member of the National Cartoonist Society whose Reuben Award is named after his proper name, Rueben.
The popularity of the "I'm the guy..." slogans caught the eye of tobacco marketers. So if you wanted one of these buttons back in the 1910's, you'd have to buy some of their cigarettes.
There was even an "I'm the guy" song !
However, this was signed TAD. Can anyone help us with this mystery?