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1922 Beer Jacket

Beer Jacket 1922 Rear

Beer Jacket 1922 Rear

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

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

The beer jacket is the oldest one in the Committee on Princetoniana collection. The Class of 1922 stenciled a winged beer mug flying away on the back of their jackets as well as a slyly hidden hip flask over the right hip pocket. The two elements suggest that public beer drinking was a thing of the past but also that Prohibition had not eliminated the consumption of alcohol on campus.

Credit: John Wriedt '85

Beer Jacket 1922 Stencil

Beer Jacket 1922 Stencil

Credit: John Wriedt '85. Permissive license.


Beer Jacket 1922 Front

Beer Jacket 1922 Front

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