Gumbo, 1933
Louisiana State University

Governor Huey P. Long, the "King Fish," leads the LSU band through the streets of Houston before LSU's game against Rice. The King Fish made the development of the Tiger band (not to mention the football team and the university as a whole) one of his top projects.

The 1933 LSU yearbook is famous for the swastikas that appear on nearly every page. A close examination shows that these swastikas are a mirror image of the infamous Nazi symbol. They appear here, not as an endorsement of Hitler (then rising to power in Germany) but in their age- old role as traditional ceremonial symbols appropriate in a yearbook dedicated as this one was to the ancient Native-Americans whose burial mounds dot the LSU campus.

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