April Fool’s Day: Collegiate Pulp Novels

Wed 1 Apr 2015 - Filed under: Historic Images,Historic Texts — Christian
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The joke is these are no joke. Note descent from campus lover to campus affair to campus doll to campus tramp. I wonder if the consumer of these had ever been to college. — CC

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Take Virginia: The Photos Of Ed Roseberry

Tue 31 Mar 2015 - Filed under: 1950s,1960s,Historic Images — Christian
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As a follow-up to our post on Country Club Prep, which was founded by two men who met at the University of Virginia School of Law, we’ll take a look at UVA during the heyday, a subject we haven’t looked at since last Thanksgiving.

Ed Roseberry was a local photographer who chronicled life around Charlottesville, and last year his photos went on display at the school.

Perhaps someone should ferret out the sartorial shots and package them as a kind of “Take Ivy” style chronicle. In the meantime, here’s a sampling. — CS & CC

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Green Day: 1950s Campus Ads For The Fighting Irish

Tue 17 Mar 2015 - Filed under: 1950s,Historic Images — Christian
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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day we pay tribute to the Irish — specifically the Fighting Irish of the University Of Notre Dame.

After a long and fruitless search for vintage images, I finally found a few in the campus magazine called The Scholastic, where there were some ads for Arrow buttondowns, “natural” tuxedo rentals (with natural in quotation marks), cigarettes and No-Doz. Some of the clothing was very Main Street, with one ad imploring students at the Indiana school to take Pat Boone as their style icon. (Continue)

 

Tennis Anyone? Ralph Lauren, 1972

Sun 15 Mar 2015 - Filed under: 1970s,Historic Images,Sport — Christian
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Last week my local courts were two feet deep in snow untrodden throughout the winter. Now it’s all gone and I suspect the courts will open this week.

According to the tumblr page where I found this image, it’s a Ralph Lauren ad that dates to 1972. It may be the earliest RL print ad I’ve seen, and I think is notable for how early he had developed his signature narrative, tradition-inspired and aspiration marketing imagery. — CC

 

Heyday Harvard

Thu 5 Mar 2015 - Filed under: 1950s,1960s,Historic Images — Christian
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While researching the Harvard dorm rooms post for Masculine Interiors last week, I came across some student shots from the late ’40s up to 1960 or so. Note filthy sneakers in top image. — CC (Continue)

 

Harvard Dorm Rooms, 1899

Thu 26 Feb 2015 - Filed under: Historic Images — Christian
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hdorm4

This morning at Masculine Interiors I put up a gallery of 14 Harvard student rooms circa 1899. No idea if the inhabitants were the turn-of-the-century equivalent of bros.

Head over here to see the full gallery. — CC

 
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