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Next Wednesday marks the return of National Seersucker Day, when the US Congress temporarily resembles a gathering of Kentucky Derby spectators. In celebration, Ivy Style will present a truly epic presentation of seersucker coverage — all spearheaded by associate editor Christopher Sharp — including multiple galleries depicting campus advertising through the decades.

By the time it’s finally over, you’ll be calling the fabric “seersicker.”

We start off with this 1942 cartoon from the Yale Daily News. — CC