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.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Dude #16 - Hard to Please
Miss Pricilla: Isn't he picturesque!
Mr. William Dude: Picturesque, yes - but what an ass he must have been to wear such an uncomfortable machine as that about his neck, just for the sake of being in the fashion!
Life, Volume 1, Number 13, May 29, 1883, page 153.