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Welcome to Mizzou, Chancellor Loftin!

We're excted to welcome our new Chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin, to Columbia.  He's well-known his fashionable bow ties, so in his honor, we're presenting a gallery of neckerchiefs, cravats, ties, and of course, bow ties, in historical illustrations from our collections.  More information about each illustration is below.

Dapper gentlemen from Allgemeine Modenzeitung, 1823Dapper bowtie-wearing gentlemen from Allgemeine Modenzeitung (1823, above; 1839, below)

Dapper gentlemen from Allgemeines Modenzeitung, 1839

Neckwear of the Bourbon Restoration, from Histoire du costume masculin francais (Paris, 1927).

Ties and cravats from the Bourbon Restoration (above) and the Second Empire (below) from Histoire du costume masculin français

Neckwear of the Second Empire, from Histoire du costume masculin francais (Paris, 1927).

Traditional dress of Lozere, from French Costumes by Lepaige-Medvey (London, 1939)

Traditional dress of Lozére (above) and Alsace (below) from French Costumes by Lepaige-Medvey (London, 1939)

Traditional dress of Alsace, from French Costumes by Lepaige-Medvey (London, 1939)

The great Gatsby himself (Limited Editions Club, 1980)

The frontispiece of an edition of The Great Gatsby featuring Gatsby himself. 

From the pages of Red Ryder Comics

Red Ryder Comics

…and Dick Tracy!

Dick Tracy

And finally, the very first cover of Showme, MU's long-running student humor and literary magazine.

The very fist issue of Showme Magazine, fall 1920

 

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Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. She teaches information sessions in Special Collections, does reference work, and maintains the department's digital presences. Contact Kelli