Posted: March 13, 2014 Filed under: Articles, Teasers
Have you ever heard of Josher Bluffem?
In 1910, The Hawaiian Gazette ran the weekly satirical column “The Adventures of Josher Bluffem,” which provides a first-person narrative of Josher Bluffem. The fictional character finds himself in fictional adventures and interviews local public figures in his witty dialogues.
The column ran without a byline, so the author is unknown.
“The Adventures of Josher Bluffem” Columns from Chronicling America
“A Learned Genius Discourses of Art”
The Hawaiian gazette., April 05, 1910, Page 6, Image 6
“The Man Who Would Be Mayor”
The Hawaiian gazette. May 17, 1910, Image 6
“Pinched — But Escapes” (Josher Bluffem goes to the police station)
The Hawaiian gazette., June 28, 1910, Image 8
“Der Musikmeister” (Josher Bluffem encounters Henry, director of the Royal Hawaiian Band)
The Hawaiian gazette., July 05, 1910, Image 6