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1939 Beer Jacket

Beer Jacket 1939 Rear

Beer Jacket 1939 Rear

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

Chore coat in off-white cotton twill with stenciled decoration.

1939’s design shows a bottle emblazoned with “VAT 39” a play on the name of a brand of blended Scotch whiskey called Vat 69. The design is an indicator of the carefree interests of undergraduates on the eve of World War II.

Credit: John Wriedt '85

Beer Jacket 1939 Stencil

Beer Jacket 1939 Stencil

Credit: John Wriedt '85. Permissive license.


Beer Jacket 1939 Front

Beer Jacket 1939 Front

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