Princeton, The Lair of the Tiger
Pictorial College Map: 1948

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Princeton, The Lair of the Tiger
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Princeton, The Lair of the Tiger
Ronald A. Wittreich
Princeton, The Lair of the Tiger
American: 1948
Color-process print
15.5 x 20.5 inches, border
17 x 21.5 inches, overall
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Pictorial map, combining caricature and cartoon imagery, of Princeton University, drawn by a student from the Class of 1950. The streets and the footprints of campus buildings are indicated, and some also feature humorous line drawings related to the function of the building, such as a mad scientist pouring a liquid into a flask at the Frick Laboratory, or a hungry student downing a meal at Commons, and a frog in a tray brandishing a scalpel at a student in Guyot.

A tiger, the school mascot, appears in various roles around the map, sitting on top of the university seal in the center of the map, having a beer in the lower right corner, and marching away from Palmer Stadium, leaving behind a dazed bulldog with the scoreboard reading "Princeton 27, Yale 0." This is a student's view of campus life in the days prior to co-education, with plenty of allusions to sports, drinking and dating girls. The map is printed in black and orange, the Princeton colors.

Ronald A. Wittreich was a Princeton student and member of the track team when he created this map. He went on to become a vice president at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, an investment firm in New York.