Shoes of Merit Only

Bad Banana went leafing through a 1923 yearbook from UC Berkeley, thanks to the digital offerings of Learning to Share. I’m glad he did, because it’s startling (and instructive) to see just how different the world was 85 years ago.
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It’s not just media that’s changed, but culture itself. Can you imagine a Berkeley man in 1923 wearing Crocs to class? Going to college was a serious endeavor back then. It required shoes of merit only.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Brand builder at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Believer in Gossage, Bernbach and Clow. Doer of the things written about herein.

  • Jody Clayburn

    Hey, what would it take to get a photo copy of page 410, of the 1923 Blue and Gold yearbook?