College Miscellany

Above: University of Pennsylvania, 1949. Below: MIT, 1956:

Harvard Divinity School, 1955:

Two from the University of Illinois, 1956:

Brown, 1938:

Tailgate party at Amherst, 1958:

St. John’s, 1940:

12 Comments on "College Miscellany"

  1. In the picture of the Columbia boat racing team – on the left, is that Briggs Cunningham? I think so. He built the Cunningham racing cars in the Fifties that competed at Le Mans and Sebring with some success. He also raced in the America’s Cup.

  2. Interesting, it does look like Cunningham. And his America’s Cup boat was named Columbia, which would explain this scene. Good eye.

  3. It occurs to me that the Columbia picture may have nothing to do with the college, and is instead a picture of Cunningham and his AC crew. Such is the problem with simply posting the results of Google image searches. A good photo nonetheless.

  4. Christian | May 3, 2009 at 12:36 am |

    Walt, thanks for the fact checking. Looks like you’re right:

    I’ll leave the image up for now and remove when the next post goes up.

    Thanks again.


  5. Oh my goodness! How extraordinary that you have a picture of a tutorial at St. John’s College. The tutor pictured is John Keiffer who later became Dean of the College.
    Thanks for a wonderful surprise.
    Class of 1964

  6. Is that the St. John’s College in Annapolis? That’s a pretty common name; in the U.S. alone wikipedia lists:
    St. John’s University (New York), New York City (formerly St. John’s College)
    St. John’s College (1841 until 1907) in the Bronx, New York; the progenitor of Fordham University
    St. John’s College, Cleveland, two schools in Cleveland, Ohio, a grammar school (1854- ?), and a Catholic school for teachers and nurses (1928–1975)
    St. John’s College (Kansas), a four-year college in Winfield, Kansas that closed in 1986
    St. John’s College (Toledo, Ohio), Toledo, Ohio (1898-c.1935)
    Saint John’s Seminary (Massachusetts), in Brighton, Massachusetts
    St. John’s Seminary (California), in Camarillo, California
    St. John’s College High School, in Washington, DC, known as St. John’s College from 1887 until 1921
    St. John’s College (Annapolis/Santa Fe), one college with campuses in Annapolis, Maryland and Santa Fe, New Mexico

  7. I recently audited and completed an online course from Harvard.edx. An interesting course in Contract Law, free to audit, I fulfilled a bucket list item to have some borderline association with an Ivy League college, not counting my preference for Ivy attire.

    Worth a look.

  8. Simplex Munditiis | November 25, 2018 at 8:39 am |

    I’m in the same boat as cameron.
    Please do clarify.

  9. Old School Tie | November 25, 2018 at 11:55 am |

    Significant evidence of those pleats that many here raise an admonishing eyebrow to (I personally love pleated pants having come of age in the 1980s). Why the antipathy towards them?

  10. Pleats were pre-1954 heyday. That’s the branch of the style that remains with us. As Paul Winston has said of the heyday, “Nobody got pleats.”

  11. Please be aware that the moderators of the Talk Ivy forum have ruled that Ivy began in the 1950s, never before. I was banned and called ‘Jim’ for saying otherwise. Do not suffer my fate!

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