Nicknames of the past

New Orleans is a grand city for nicknames. In fact, reading the obituary pages of the Times Picayune just to see the crazy monikers used to be quite enjoyable, and helped the recently deceased seem like people you would have liked to have known. Flipping through the online trove of Loyola University New Orleans’ yearbook The Wolf is no different. Especially in the early years, Loyola’s students – and especially its athletes – proudly displayed their nicknames. And what names they were, too!  The 1925 Football team alone had “Red,” “Bozo,” “Deuce,” “Crip,” “Crow,“ “Music,” and two gentlemen called “Fats.”  Here are a few more:

From 1926 Wolf.

From 1930 Wolf.

From 1929 Wolf.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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