Pin-back button

Object Number: 
2002.1.1338
Date: 
1896-1910
Medium: 
Metal, paper, celluloid
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 1 1/4 in. diameter
Description: 
This lapel button features Outcault's Yellow Kid, the first comic strip, holding a huge beer mug; his gown reads "Gee I Wouldn't Drink Many Like Dis". On the reverse it advertises "High Admiral Cigarettes/ Riley-Klotz M'f'g. Co./ Newark, N.J." and lists patent dates of 1894 and 1896. A small blue number 1 indicates a series.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group