The Dartmouth Outing Club
Circa 1951. Ivy League meets Field and Stream or in today’s equivalent GQ knuckle bumps Garden and Gun. The venerable Dartmouth college, like all institutions of their day, recruited the finest young men of their generation with the promise of more than studious pursuits. The Dartmouth man, after all, was a rugged individualist reared for more manly men activities like hiking, hunting, canoeing, skiing, skating, mountaineering, word chopping, fly-fishing and, did I mention, girls? Hundreds of them, consorting at the annual social event of the season and biggest party of the year, the fabled Dartmouth Winter Carnival.
For a jaunty little stroll down memory line, long before spandex, crash helmets and clip-on ski boots, treat yourself to plaid flannel shirts, loose-fitting khakis, saddle shoes and the coolest car on campus — a woody. (Not a tattoo to be seen). Peer into the world of 1950’s Ivy League privilege in this quaintest of remnants. Pure Norman Rockwell.