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Humor Exhibit -- 1846 - 1985

Tarnation (1947-1954)


"With the release of this photo Coach Carl Snavely confirms rumors that the Tar Heel eleven will stress speed and deception with the replacement of former ace Charlie Justice by 118-lb. Miss Betsy Ross of Jacksonville, Florida."

Photo by Bob Brooks.

This photo is from the "Football Issue" of Tarnation, published October, 1948. This issue is available in the North Carolina Collection under the call number: C378 UQt3

Tarnation. vol. 1-4, 7, 1947/8-1950/51, 1953-54.

The editorial statement in the first issue asserts that "with a couple of exceptions, we think that you will find Tarnation much like any other college humorous publication." The magazine differs in its wealth of original material lampooning campus events and personalities. There are several cartoons and many photographs. Early volumes contain a feature called the "Tarnation Profile," a short biography of important campus figures.