45. First Tiger Magazine

 

The tiger did not become ingrained as a Princeton symbol until the late-nineteenth century, when the growing use of orange and black as the College colors in athletic contests coincided with the frequent invocation of the word “tiger” in popular cheers.  It was in this atmosphere that on March 7, 1882, the Princeton senior class issued a humor magazine called The Princeton Tiger, whose cover illustration (shown here) depicted the birth of a tiger cub.  After nine issues the magazine became defunct, but it was revived in 1890 and continues to this day as an outlet for undergraduate humor under the name Tiger Magazine.

  • To learn more about Tiger Magazine, see quotation #1 and 22, and Café Vivian picture #17, 52, 77, and 106.

  • To learn more about the Princeton “tiger,” see icon #3 and Café Vivian picture #12, 30, 47, and 77.

  • To learn more about student life at Princeton, see icon #1, quotation #7, 9, 18, and 22, and Café Vivian picture #9, 12, 16, 18, 23, 24, 53, 79, 82, 84, 89, 92, 96, 97, 106, 109, 113, 115, 116, 117, 129, and 132.

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