Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Brown University Band Buttons

Ivy League Humor - Useful for Taking the Sting Out of Epic Losing Streaks
On the Fridays before Brown's football team played at home, band buttons were handed out at Faunce House.  Here are some that have been saved over the years.

These match up with Dartmouth, Harvard, Cornell, Yale, and other institutions, including non-Ivy.  The color provides guidance.  Some can be fairly obscure.

Two classic buttons, not shown here:
  • VE RI TASTY
  • CORN HELL
(One naughty word was pixelated out on one of the above shown, as it may/should offend some/all. The target was, however, Princeton. And the button was recalled and destroyed by the administration (appropriately) before distribution. This is one of the very few surviving examples.)