Look At This Effing Hipster From 19th Century Mexico

Ugh, hipster-bashing is, like, so 1890s.

We were doing research for our column on historian Isaac Campos’ Home Grown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico’s War on Drugs, when we came across what, for us, might be the oldest case of hipster-bashing known to mankind.

Witness the “Don Chepito Mariguano” lithographs — an extremely popular political and social cartoon in Mexican tabloids of the 1890s.

“Don Chepito was the bourgeois figure enamored with all things foreign, the always ostentatious dandy continually showing off his appreciation for the latest imported fad,” writes Campos in the book.

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