|Title||Button: I'm The Guy That Put Hobo in Hoboken. Promotional souvenir produced by Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken, N.J., 2001.|
|Object Name||Button, Promotional|
|Collection||Hoboken Historical Museum Archives|
Button: I'm The Guy That Put Hobo in Hoboken. Promotional souvenir produced by Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken, N.J., 2001; issued during the year of the opening of the Museum's first permanent home at 1301 Hudson St.
Printed celluloid over metal back, 7/8" diameter; pinback. Blue field with white type. Edge printing: HHM [copyright symbol] 2001. Back blank.
Reputedly the phrase "I'm the guy..." originated in 1910 with Rube Goldberg, probably the most famous cartoonist of his day. It became a catchphrase that was used in many situations including commercial and business advertising. The tribute button here is a variant of the phrase ("Hobo" versus "Hoboes") on 1910-1911 era buttons - see: 2010.007.0486 and 2014.013.0147 - which were originally issued to promote cigarettes.
The Museum also produced a female version in red with the phrase "I'm the Gal Who Put Hobo in Hoboken." (Copy of this button not present.)
Novelty / Promotional / Souvenir / hobo / hobos / advertising /
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|Year Range from||2001|
|Year Range to||2001|
HHM (Hoboken Historical Museum)
1301 Hudson St.