Hubert T. Lion bank produced in Japan by Lefton China of Chicago, Illinois, circa 1988. Hubert T. Lion served as the mascot and logo for Chicago's Harris Bank for decades. Hubert was created when Norman Wait Harris adopted a lion as part of Harris Bank's corporate imagery in 1911. The gentle-looking lion with a black mane and grandpa glasses rose in popularity when he appeared in a series of television commercials in the 1960s and 1970s. As part of the bank's "You should have a Hubert doll" campaign in 1976, he was shown reading a book with child actor Gary Coleman. Hubert has also engaged with customers as a plush toy, a button and a cookie jar. He's made appearances at Milwaukee Bucks games and floated down Chicago's Magnificent Mile as a giant parade balloon.