I thought you might enjoy the poster from the 1937 Homecoming weekend. It is quite a display of enthusiasm promising “Fun for All” and a “Stupendous! Amazing! Spectacle!” I particularly love the “Old Settler’s Picnic, Family Reunion, Fireman’s Frolic and Veteran’s Festival” description of Homecoming. It seems a pretty fair description of the game we call Monon Bell.
Here is another image of a Wabash Homecoming from the past. This image is in honor of our freshmen who are busily working on their floats. As I understand it, this year’s float theme is tied to Wally Wabash. So for all of you who remember Wally as a jolly, chubby fellow with a ton of enthusiasm and perhaps very little tact, here is one from the files.
And for the more refined taste, here is an image from an old issue of the Caveman…
I love this image as it conveys the essence of Homecoming for most men. A chance to return to Old Wabash for a long chat with old friends. Whether you are traveling back or watching the game from a long distance, here’s hoping for a Wabash win!!!
All best, Beth Swift Archivist Wabash College