White text and an illustration of a buffalo and of a donkey on a brown background.
SHEPHERD Photo Co. BUTTONS ST. PAUL MINN.
This button is most likely related to the 1901 Pan-American World Fair Exposition held in Buffalo, New York. The exposition was from May 1 through November 2, 1901. It was intended to showcase trends, developments and innovations of the time.
"RUA Buffalo (picture of a buffalo) U Can (picture of an oil can) Bet Your (picture of an urn) Ass (picture of a donkey) I am" was used on souvenir tokens for the 1901 Pan-American World Fair Exposition in Buffalo, NY.
Are you a Buffalo? was a phrase used in relation to the exposition. For example: