From the Archives: The Cake Eater

By Chris Leech, The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 11/5/15 11:47am

This ad from a 1922 issue of The Dartmouth features a "Cake Eater" — the hippest cat around during the roaring '20s. He's dressed to the nines and has all the right moves. Indeed, he "evolved some variations on the cake walk which made them stare." But it turns out this "dandy" isn't the hero of the story. Instead, he serves as an early 20th century reminder to stay in school, with the final line of the page being, "Did he perchance put too much though into the selection of his hats and too little on what went under them?"

Chris Leech, The Dartmouth Senior Staff