|Text on Button||ONE OF MY LEGS IS LONGER THAN IT REALLY OUGHT TO BE - HIGH ADMIRAL CIGARETTE|
Black text on a white background.
|Back Paper / Back Info||
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."
|Year / Decade Made|
Many pinback buttons were 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.