|Text on Button
|I AM GOIN TO SERENADE LIZ SHE'S DE BEST EVER Outcault [signature] 4 HIGH ADMIRAL CIGARETTES
Dark yellow rim with a light yellow background and an illustration of cartoonist Outcault's "The Yellow Kid" character playing a lute and singing in the center. Black text is on the character's clothes, with a black signature and red text below.
|Back Paper / Back Info
|COPYRIGHTED 1896 B. NEUBERGER, N.Y.
|Year / Decade Made
High Admiral Cigarettes was a cigarette brand popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The company employed pin-back buttons featuring images and slogans of presidents, pugilists, and in one series of over one hundred pins, Richard F. Outcault’s popular cartoon, the Yellow Kid. Each pin in the series was numbered one to one hundred and sixty. They were given out with packs of High Admiral Cigarettes in order to advertise the brand. Like High Admiral, other companies displayed the Yellow Kid character on their products, including Pulver Co., Davis S. Brown & Co., and Gusky’s Shoes.