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1955 Beer Jacket

Beer Jacket 1955 Rear

Beer Jacket 1955 Rear

Credit: Nora Odendahl *85 and John Wriedt '85. Permissive license.

Chore coat in off-white cotton twill with stenciled decoration, hand coloring, and owner monogram.

This jacket was personalized by its original owner and shows how jackets from this era were often customized.

The handle of the mug forms a “P.” The Princeton shield holds a “55” instead of the “Dei Sub Numine Viget” inscription. The tigers wears a crown with “809” on it: the number of members of the class, Princeton’s largest to that point. The customized jacket has a baseball to symbolize the original owner’s time with the baseball team. “FWS” are his initials.

Credit: John Wriedt '85

Beer Jacket 1955 Stencil

Beer Jacket 1955 Stencil

Credit: John Wriedt '85. Permissive license.


Beer Jacket 1955 Front

Beer Jacket 1955 Front

Credit: Nora Odendahl *85 and John Wriedt '85. Permissive license.