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Gee! You're a Bear

Gee! You're a Bear Advertising Button Museum
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GEE! YOU'RE A BEAR
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Illustration of a smiling cartoon bear holding one paw up to the viewer.  Black text above illustration on a yellow background.

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HASSAN CIGARETTES
Factory No. 649
1st Dist N.Y.
W&H CO
Patented

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Hassan Cigarettes were popular at the turn of the century and known as “The Oriental Smoke” due to their cork tip. As an advertising campaign, several cartoonists were contracted to draw cartoon illustrations for popular phrases of the day such as “Let’s See What You Got” or “Gee! You’re a Bear.” Some of the artists include Harry C. “Bud” Fisher of Mutt and Jeff cartoons, George McManus, Tom McNamara, and Tad Dorgan. Over 250 designs on pins were given away free with packs of cigarettes in the 1910s-1930s.

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Keyman Collectibles. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://keymancollectibles.com/pinsbuttons/hassancigarettespremiumpin.htm

Tad Dorgan. (1970, January 01). Retrieved from https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dorgan_t.htm

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AD0724
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