Buster Brown was a comic strip character created in 1902 by Richard F. Outcault. Adopted as the mascot of the
Brown Shoe Company in 1904, Buster Brown, his sweetheart Mary Jane, and his dog Tige, an American Pit Bull Terrier, were well-known to the
American public in the early 20th century. The character's name was also used to describe a popular style of suit for young boys, the Buster
Brown suit, that echoed his own outfit. A Buster Brown radio series began in 1943 with Smilin' Ed McConnell on the West Coast NBC Radio Network.
It included such characters as Froggy the Gremlin ("Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy!") and Midnight the Cat ("What do you say to the kids,