Black text above and below an illustration of a woman's head and shoulders with short blond hair wearing blue on a white background
HASSAN CIGARETTES FACTORY No 649 1st DIST N.Y. W & H CO PATENTED
This button was part of a set of 376 known buttons, issued as premiums primarily with Hassan and Tokio cigarettes. They featured cartoons by artists such as as Rube Goldberg, George McManus, Bud Fisher, Hal Hoffman, and others. This button was most likely part of the "I'm the Guy" collection, started in 1910. Using the famous catchphrase started by Rube Goldberg, these button were used as promotional giveaways when people purchased cigarettes.
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(2013). Brooks, J. "I'm The Guy Pinbacks." brookstonebeerbulletin.com. Retrieved from: http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/im-the-guy-antique-pinbacks/