Happy 144th birthday, Richard F. Outcault!

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  1. mike weber says:

    He also more-or-less invented modern merchandising – he licensed possiblky hundreds of "Buster Brown" products – including such natural tie-ins as shaving mugs – of which "Buster Brown Shoes" still, i believe, survive.

  2. Paul1963 says:

    "Here's Buster Brown/He lives in a shoe/There's his dog Tige (woof!)/He lives in there too."–Buster Brown Shoes jingle I remember from the late '60s-early '70s.