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KEEP OUT
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Black text under an illustration of a person in a bathtub on a white 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 for their cork tip. As an advertising campaign, several cartoonists were contracted to draw cartoon illustrations for popular phrases of the day such as “Keep Out!” Some of the artists include Harry C. “Bud” Fisher of Mutt and Jeff cartoons, George McManus, Tom McNamara, and Rube Goldberg. Rube Goldberg (183-1970) was an American cartoonist and inventor who is best known for his cartoon depictions of impossibly complicated machines to accomplish simple mundane tasks. Goldberg is attributed with coining the phrase “I’m the guy…” and is also the only person ever to be listed in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as an adjective.

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

Rube Goldberg Inc. (2018). Who is Rube Goldberg? Retrieved June 26, 2020, from https://www.rubegoldberg.com/rube-the-artist/

Whitaker, R. (2001). I'm The Guy. Retrieved June 26, 2020, from http://www.enolagaia.com/ImTheGuy.html

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