RUA Buffalo

Rua Buffalo Art Events Button Museum
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RUA U. BET YOUR
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White text and an illustration of a buffalo and of a donkey on a brown background. 

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SHEPHERD Photo Co. BUTTONS ST. PAUL MINN.

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This button is most likely related to the 1901 Pan-American World Fair Exposition held in Buffalo, New York. The exposition was from May 1 through November 2, 1901. It was intended to showcase trends, developments and innovations of the time.

"RUA Buffalo (picture of a buffalo) U Can (picture of an oil can) Bet Your (picture of an urn) Ass (picture of a donkey) I am" was used on souvenir tokens for the 1901 Pan-American World Fair Exposition in Buffalo, NY. 

Are you a Buffalo? was a phrase used in relation to the exposition. For example:

 

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AR0127
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