Tune to 4:06 to see the 1986 UPenn Band spell out “Carole, will you marry me?” at the halftime show of a Penn vs. Lafayette football game. We don’t know who won the game, but we do know she said yes! Ten points for creativity! Don’t you wish you had an actual Valentine today instead of being all by yourself?
The book features the loafer-wearing WASPS and Brooks Brothers-clad prepsters of the world, all taken during Hayashida’s 1965 whirlwind tour of the ancient eight. While we weren’t able to ID Penn in any of the photos found here or here—feel free to make your guesses in the comments below.
But so Penn can better represent, here are two candids of our very own, after the jump.
This is Betty. Betty received a B.F.A .in Education from Penn. Betty posed for this picture in 1928. Betty seems like a badass.
A recent perusing of the University Archives led us to this picture of the Blockley Almshouse from 1920. For those of you unfamiliar with the story surrounding one of campus’s newest watering holes, Blockley has been a hospital, orphanage and insane asylum, among other things. We’ll drink to that?
With sororities hosting Panhel-mandated open houses this weekend, we at UTB find this photo oh-so-appropriate. How fly were the ladies of the now-defunct Kappa Kappa Gamma, circa 1930? The hats! The shoes! The mink! They put today’s Ugg-loving, Longchamp-toting sorostitutes to shame.
The University Archives are rife with amusing images that we like to share with you, dear readers. Please join us as we dissect how students used to live, in a feature we call “Dorm Living Throughout The Ages.”
1901, the Quad: Shit is eccentric! Check out the shoes nailed to the wall as decoration. And the letters hanging from the chandelier. And the pillows embroidered with Native American imagery. Fascinating.
In honor of last weekend’s “Talk Like a Pirate Day” and this weekend’s pirate party, we bring you this awesome photo of three Penn students en route to the “Pirate’s Ball” in 1939. Yes, even 70 years ago Penn knew how to throw slutty pirate-themed parties. Thank you, University Archives.