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.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Dude #2 - Cover Art for The True History and Origin of "The Dude"
Dude Descending a Staircase
Henry Alexander Ogden, cover art for Robert Sale-Hill's, The History & Origin of the "Dude," New York, Rogers & Sherwood [(1883?)].
Click here to read the original poem, in its entirety: