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Wrinkle Cover
Cover of Wrinkle

Humor of the 1890s

By James Tobin
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In the pages of Wrinkle, we get glimpses of student life in the 1890s—at least as it appeared to the cocky male editors of that short-lived Michigan humor magazine. A sample of 19th-century college “humor” appears below; click on the slides inside the window to see a larger image.

James Tobin

James Tobin

JAMES TOBIN is an author and historian. His new book, The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency,was published by Simon & Schuster in November 2013. He contributes regularly to the U-M Heritage website, an online repository of historical stories and images about the University.

COMMENTS

  • Siri Gottlieb - 1975, 1994

    We boomers can’t make out the caption. Why not supply it?

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    • Deborah Holdship

      Try clicking directly on the images in the slideshow. This should enlarge the pics and make the captions easier to read. I’ll see what else I can do to help out my fellow boomers.

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      • Deborah Holdship

        Also, view the slideshow at the Galleries tab. It appears in an alternate format that may be easier to view.

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