From the Archives 2003-04

From the Archives 2002-03
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Photographs from Princeton past and what our readers have to say about them.

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From the June 9, 2004, issue:

While the Class of 2005 already has disappeared from campus for the summer, Princeton’s juniors from a century ago spent this time very differently. These high-stepping members of the Class of 1905 are marching in the Junior High Hat Parade, a tradition that, according to archivists, was “one of the principal events of early June before World War I.” Men in the photo are identified only as “Hamilton, Pete Schaff, Bates, and Pierce (1906).”


From the May 12, 2004, issue:

The Princeton University Band looks almost as though it's in formation as members exit Blair Arch in this undated photo. Formations are not in the repertoire of the band, which is among fewer than a dozen scramble bands in the U.S. Traditional bands mover through formations via precision marching, while a well-executed scramble, according to the Princeton Band's website, "may look like a cross between a riot, a fire drill, and a half-off sale at Macy's."


From the April 21, 2004, issue:

In primitive times before laptops and wireless Internet connections, there was the Age of the Electric Typewriter. Despite the obvious limitations of these now-obsolete machines, they did enable students to go to college unencumbered by computer printers, monitors, and towers. In this undated archives photo, a student works in an austere carrel with benefit only of his electric typewriter, paper, and lamp. Do any PAW readers recognize this hardworking Princetonian?


From the April 7, 2004, issue:

The Princeton Tiger displays courage on the gridiron by posing with his genetically correct counterpart in this undated photo. The University briefly had a live tiger mascot when the father of football player Albert Howard ’25 brought a tiger he captured in India here in 1923. After several weeks of community anxiety, the tiger was given to a zoo. In 1949, fundraising plans to purchase a tiger cub were postponed, and apparently never resurrected, by backers of the Campus Fund Drive.


From the March 24, 2004, issue:

A freshman and sophomore do battle during Cane Spree, a Princeton tradition dating to the 1860s, in this undated photo. What began as an attempt by upperclassmen to prevent frosh from carrying then-fashionable canes while strolling on Nassau Street has evolved into a multisport competition after the second week of classes in the fall. According to the Prince, rules created after a student was injured in 2001 have made Cane Spree less of "a brutal brawl." Can any readers identify these students?


From the March 10, 2004, issue:

This tranquil spot is identified only as the “old library,” though Mudd Library archivists believe it may be Chancellor Green. University architect Jon Hlafter ’61 *63 guesses it is a room in East Pyne, part of the old Pyne Library. Can any PAW readers identify this setting, the year of the photo, or any of the students pictured?


From the February 25, 2004, issue:

Thomas Mueller ’71 appears
ready to put up another notice on a campus bulletin board in 1968. Some postings of interest to Princeton students that year advertised a concert of works by Franz Schubert in Alexander Hall on February 25, “hot soul” steak sandwiches delivered “nice ’n hot to your room” from Koffee Kup Steak House via the Student Steak Delivery Agency, and the
otherwise unidentified “Personal Appearance of Hannibal.”


From the February 11, 2004, issue:

A smiling Dean Francis Godolphin ’24 *29 employs ancient technology – a Western Union telegraph machine – for an unknown purpose in this 1949 photo. With Godolphin, who served as dean of the college from 1946 to 1955, and three onlookers is Bernard Adams ’50, at far left. Western Union’s current Web site touts telegrams, “with a history dating back to 1851,” as “a classic way to wish someone the very best.”


From the January 28, 2004, issue:

Perhaps it was the end of exams or a special athletic victory that prompted these Princeton men to celebrate, 1897-style, at an unidentified Prospect Street eating club. Among the revelers is Neilson "Net" Poe 1897, one of the six Poe brothers who played football for Princeton between 1882 and 1902, pictured at far right in the middle row. Neilson was a member of Ivy Club, possibly the site of this bash.


From the December 17, 2003 issue:

Paleoartist Charles Robert Knight (1874-1953) stands by one of his paintings during a 1949 exhibit in the former natural History Museum in Guyot Hall. Best known for his detailed reconstructions of long-extinct animals, Knight exhibited his art in many major museum. Though Princeton's Knight collection currently is in storage, some Guyot museum displays remain in the building's biology and geology areas. Otheh artifacts, including saber-toothed and Bengal tiger skeletons, are in Frist Campus Center.


From the November 19, 2003 issue:

During the 1968-69 academic year, at the height of the war in Vietnam, protests were increasing on campuses nationwide, and Princeton was no exception. Can anyone identify these antiwar activists, who were part of a protest outside Nassau Hall that year? What event prompted this student demonstration?


From Howard Wainer *68: The picture was taken in front of the Woodrow Wilson School — probably 1966-1968. The pipe smoker is Donald Weiss (philosophy *71), now a professor of philosophy at SUNY Binghamton. The gentleman who is suggesting that we de-escalate is Ivan Sygoda *72(romance languages and literaturs), now CEO of Pentacle, an organization that promotes the arts, especially small dance companies. I don't know who the bearded fellow was. My memory of protests at that time is that we all strove to look as respectable as possible. Everyone knew that the hippies were against the war, and so it was important to convey the image that so too were more establishment types. As I remember it, everyone showered, shaved, and dug out their best duds from the back of the closet. There was even some discussion of wearing academic robes (this was dismissed because, since we ate in them each evening at Proctor Hall, they looked more disreputable than the usual jeans).

From the November 5, 2003 issue:

In 1948, Princeton celebrated its second
consecutive Big Three football win by torching the “Yale Bowl” outhouse in a 35-foot-tall bonfire on Cannon Green. Princeton won the Big Three title by defeating Harvard
47—7 and Yale 20—14. The last time the Tigers beat both Harvard and Yale in one season was in 1994.


From the October 22, 2003 issue:

It’s a bird, it’s a plane . . .
it’s a flying Princeton cheerleader, circa 1976! Can any of our readers identify this Superman and tell us if he leaped successfully over his cowering compatriots?

From Tom Bowden'78: I opened this month's PAW to the first page of Class Notes and saw the picture of the flying cheerleader — then I read the question. I think I am the one flying above the others. It could have been a few other guys (including Curt Hayes), but I think it looks most like me. And yes, I did make it across! Since I wasn't able to make the Class of 1978's 25th reunion (my sister got married), at least I can represent our class in this small way. I think Lynn Lucas Fehm and Betty Ann Cisco are 2nd and 4th from the right.

From the October 8, 2003 issue:

Bonding while breaking bread, these clean-cut athletes chow down after a summer football practice at Blairstown Training Camp in northern New Jersey. By the early 1970s, camp was moved to campus as facilities improved. Do any of PAW’s readers recognize these hungry football players, circa 1950?

From Charles Ganoe ’51: The two at the near end of the table are Jack Powers ’50, a fullback, and Norman Moore ’50, a guard. Since both graduated in 1950, this picture had to be 1949 or earlier. Jack Powers, who was in the insurance business in Philadelphia, died three to four years ago. Norm Moore was a dean at Wabash College for many years, but he returned to his original hometown, Philadelphia, on retirement and died last year.
From Don Cohn ’50: I am one of the "clean cut athletes" in the picture. At the left is the late Jack Powers '50, who played fullback. I, Don Cohn '50, am next to him. I played center and linebacker. Across from Jack is the late Norm Moore '50, who played weak side guard (it was single wing in those days}. At the end of the table I think is Tommy Hennnings, who was a back. The picture was taken in 1949, our senior year, and it was the first year the team went to Blairstown for early fall practice.
From Terrie Powers w’50: That is my late husband, Jack, on the left.

From the September 10,. 2003 issue:

Adrian “Woody” Woodhouse ’59 sent us this 1936 photograph of himself at the age of six months sitting on his father’s knee in front of Palmer Physical Laboratory, now Frist Campus Center. Woodhouse reports that his father, who emigrated from England to Trenton in 1927, fell in love with Princeton. On the back of the photo are the words, “Looking over his future college!”