Tuesday, May 30, 2017

All Hail the Emperor of San Francisco

All Hail the Emperor of San Francisco: San Francisco is known for being accepting of nonconformists, but few people better exemplify the city’s love of eccentricity than Joshua Abraham Norton, the self-proclaimed “Emperor of these United States.”

4 comments:

FreeLiveFree said...

He also famously appeared in an issue of Sandman.

Don Coffin said...

Maybe I should declare myself to be the Emperor of Indiana and Protector of Kentucky...dissolve the state legislatures and go from there...

Todd Mason said...

My schoolmate Deb Fox's band recorded with this label, named in his memory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton_Records

Bud said...

Well, he was a pretty down-market Emperor. Didn't leave any imperial loot for me to inherit 8-)