Will Rogers was born into a Cherokee family in the Indian Territory and became “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son.” Will was a cowboy, entertainer, columnist, and humorist. His popularity for political wit made him one of the highest-paid Hollywood film stars. Will traveled around the world, made 71 films, and wrote over 4000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns. His success started during his vaudeville rope act in NYC. His folksy style allowed him to poke fun at politicians, government programs, and gangsters without offending anyone. Will’s aphorisms were wildly quoted. His death in a plane crash in northern Alaska was mourned by people all around the world.
Will Rogers quotes:
“I never met a man I didn’t like.”
“Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need.”
This Will Rogers History Mug is part of our Actor Series which includes many unique individuals.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.