Here is a rare little gem, an original 1904 “What did the Woggle-Bug say?” button from the Woggle-Bug craze that swept the country in response to an advertising campaign associated with the publication of The Marvelous Land of Oz in 1904. Newspapers ran a comic called “Queer Visitors From The Marvelous Land of Oz”, where the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, the Woggle-Bug, the Sawhorse, Jack Pumpkinhead, and the Gump visit the United States of America. The stories ended with the question “What did the Woggle-Bug say?” and buttons began appearing as well, creating a “Woggle-Bug” craze.
There were two button styles issued: this listing is for the orangish-yellow one with the Wogglebug reaching out with his many arms. “???, Chicago” in tiny writing on the side.
Button is 1 1/4″ diameter and the attachment pin is intact so you could actually wear this. Very good front graphics, but there is a flaw/enamel crack on the side as shown. Some oxidation on the back as well. Photos and description by Wonderful Books of Oz, copyright protected through the DMCA act of 1998.