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One Of My Legs Is Longer

One Of My Legs Is Longer Advertising Button Museum
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ONE OF MY LEGS IS LONGER THAN IT REALLY OUGHT TO BE - HIGH ADMIRAL CIGARETTE
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Red text on white paper which reads, "COMPLIMENTS OF THE HIGH ADMIRAL CIGARETTE THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO.  BADGES & BUTTONS, NEWARK, N.J. PAT. JULY 17 1894.  APRIL 14TH 1896."

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This an example of one of many buttons distributed with High Admiral Cigarettes to promote the Hogan's Alley comic strip, created by Richard F. Outcault (1863-1928).  The comic strip featured the character The Yellow Kid, AKA Mickey Dugan, a bald young boy wearing an over-sized yellow nightshirt, on which would be written different quotes (such as the example pictured) which featured in the comic.  The Yellow Kid first appeared in Truth, a weekly humor magazine in 1883, but gained city-wide success appearing in the New York World newspaper as a single-panel color cartoon called Hogan's Alley in 1895.

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AD0045
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