National Geographic : 1937 Jul
LIFE'S COLOR IN WISCONSIN A BENIGN AND BELOVED PRESIDENT LOOKS DOWN ON CAREFREE STUDENTS As a young militiaman, Lincoln took part in Wisconsin's Black Hawk War (Plate I), and after wards boasted humorously of his bloody battles with the mosquitoes, and his daring raids on wild onions. The statue stands in front of Bascom Hall, University of Wisconsin, at Madison. © National Geographic Society Finlay Photographs by B. Anthony Stewart EACH GRADUATING CLASS HANDS DOWN THE RIBBON-DECKED "PIPE OF PEACE" With this calumet as a symbol, the custody of traditions at the University of Wisconsin passes from old hands into new. During an elaborate Indian ceremony, the colors of the departing class are knotted around the stem. The oldest ribbon was tied there by a representative of the class of '94.