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A black and white comic image of a bearded man with a hat, and glasses carrying two bags of money.The image is marked ''R.L. GOLDBERG''.
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Missing back paper - Should say TOKIO CIGARETTES, FACTORY NO.649 1st DIST. N.Y., T. J. GLEASON, BROOKLYN, N.Y., U.S.A.
In the early 1900s, along with other tobacco companies, Tokio issued many 7/8" cartoon pinback buttons displaying comic art by famous cartoonists of the day. They were given out as premiums with a purchase of Tokio Cigarettes.
The artist behind the illustration was Rube Goldberg, a famous cartoonist/humorist who coined the phrase, "I'm the Guy Who...", around 1910.