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1931 Beer Jacket

Beer Jacket 1931 Rear

Beer Jacket 1931 Rear

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

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

1931’s design contained a baby signifying that the class was one of the youngest to ever enter Princeton. The baby is “suspended” to represent the class’s large number of “suspended members.” Along the bottom from left to right are a series of arcane symbols: a Phi Beta Kappa key signifying a very smart class, a bottle symbolizing that liquor was popular, the Christian Student toppled from its pedestal during a football rally (the Christian Student was a statue of W. Earl Dodge 1879 by Daniel Chester French that stood between East Pyne Hall and Murray Dodge Hall), the continuing suspension of relations with Harvard (details here), and a football reminding class members of the disastrous football season (only one victory in eight games).

Credit: John Wriedt '85

Beer Jacket 1931 Stencil

Beer Jacket 1931 Stencil

Credit: John Wriedt '85. Permissive license.


Beer Jacket 1931 Front

Beer Jacket 1931 Front

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