Con man centered in black text over white background.
Quality Tokio Cigarette
Factory No 649
1st DIST. NEW YORK
THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO.
This button is part of the series Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) illustrated for Quality Tokio Cigarettes. Goldberg was born in San Francisco, California and moved to New York City around 1907. The phrase "I'm the guy who" was a trademark expression of Goldberg. He coined it around 1910. He was well known cartoonist and created "Mike and Ike" and "Boob McNutt" among many other strips. Later in life, Goldberg help found the National Cartoonist Society (1946) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize (1948) for his political cartoons.
(Source: Rube Goldberg. (2012, June 14). lambiek.net. Retrieved October 15, 2014, from http://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/goldberg_r.htm)