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Robert Sale-Hill’s poem, The True Origin and History of “The Dude” (The New York World, January 14, 1883) introduced the world to the word Dude, and kicked off a full-on Dude craze. A-Dude-a-Day[i] Blog is dedicated to preserving and sharing pics, pieces and poems from the early days of the Dude-craze of 1883. You can read more about the history and origin of the word Dude on my blogpost, "Dudes, Dodos and Fopdoodles" on my other blog, Early Sports 'n' Pop-Culture History Blog.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dude #12 - An April Fool.

Life, Volume 1, Number 13, March 29, 1883, page 149.

Although the word dude does not appear in this cartoon, the image clearly shows a man matching the general description of a Dude; pointy shoes, tight trousers, silver-tipped cane, and a short overcoat with tails sticking out the back. 

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