In 1902, the University of Buffalo, as it was then known, was a private institution with four departments—medical, dental, pharmacy and law—and fewer than 600 students, of whom about 20 were women. It was a new century, Buffalo was booming (the Pan-American Exposition had taken place the previous year) and judging by “The Iris” yearbook, U. of B. students were having a jolly old time.
Student life back then was certainly … different.
What we were reading
What we were dancing to
What we were snacking on
Animal crackers were officially named “Barnum’s Animals” and sold in fun and fabulous circus wagon packaging, which included a string for Christmas-tree hanging. A box went for 5 cents.
Goings-on around town
An ad that helped fund The Iris.
See more of what UB was like in 1902. Page through the Iris yearbook here.