CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation.” He has been called a “language fanatic” by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, a “cult hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, a “monk for the modern age” by George Parker, and “a true Renaissance man of the modern era, diving headfirst into comprehensive, open-minded study of realms obscured or merely obscure” by Clint Marsh. An eccentric scholar, Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size. Conley’s website is
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You've heard of a "big if," and here's where it came from.  From Baylor's 1916 yearbook.
#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #if #big if
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This pathway through the cosmos may be used to facilitate astral travel.  From Southwestern's 1980 yearbook.
#cosmos #stars
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"I will see everything clearly."  From Garner-Webb's 1974 yearbook.
#vintage photo #night photography #splash #vintage hearbook
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From Cleveland Technical's 1985 yearbook.
#vintage yearbook #rainbow #stars #key
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A bottled spirit, preserved in Salem's 1960 yearbook.
#bottle imp #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #bottled ghost
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With the quill dipped in blood, the incredibly long serpent, the see-through cloak, and the radiant halo, this one is truly jaw-dropping (see the third skull at the top).  From State Female Normal School, Farmville, Va.'s 1900 yearbook. Explanations: How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
#vintage illustration #skeleton #necromancy #skull #occult #vintage yearbook #quill
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"Sensual, wicked, and strange."  From Georgia Southern's 1986 yearbook.
#halloween #skull face #spooky #october #vintage yearbook #hallowe'en #wicked
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"Dispute everything, admit nothing for we are infallible."  From William and Mary's 1901 yearbook.
#vintage illustration #minotaur #vintage yearbook #hybrid #human headed #man bull
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It's never too late: the Sphinx didn't graduate until 1909, at the age of 2,603.  From Washington University's 1909 yearbook.
#vintage illustration #sphinx #vintage yearbook
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From the University of Wisconsin's 1921 yearbook.
#vintage illustration #owl #vintage yearbook
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From Clemson's 1973 yearbook.
#halloween #october #jack-o'-lantern #hallowe'en #pumpkin head
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From Washington State's Kooltuo yearbook, 1906.  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
#vintage illustration #skull face #occult #art #vintage yearbook #cape
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Here's a subtly snarky DIY page in Garner-Webb's 1974 yearbook.  The implication is that if you weren't already in the yearbook, you were a nobody.  They grant that you might have been "so involved" with college life that you basically became an invisible blur.  They even caution you to spell your own name correctly.  This must have been crafted by someone with previous yearbook experience, putting up defenses against disgruntled students in advance.  Yearbook editors might just as well put up their defenses, because as a body they frankly have a lot of failures to account for!  (Sorry, guys!  I can relate to your desire, but at the very least hacks ought to be modest.)
#vintage yearbook #your face here
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We initially suspected the headless figure on the right to be a ghost, but our custom Uncanny Detector app posits that the abandoned boots themselves are haunted.  From Salem's 1960 yearbook.
#vintage photo #boots #snow #winter #vintage yearbook
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We've rarely felt more greeted.  From Mansfield's 1921 yearbook.
#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #horn #musician #greeting
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This photograph may be used to initiate time travel.  From Taylor University's Gem yearbook, 1959.
#eerie #vintage photo #night photography #glowing #glowing tree
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If you have already looked at this photo, you were likely put into a hypnotic trance by Jerry Posner from across the mysteries of time.  From Emerson's 1974 yearbook.
#beard #vintage photo #mesmerism #hypnotism #vintage yearbook #hypnotist #vintage man
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"If they come with fire, we will quash them fire with fire" (Harry Gwala).
They are forever waiting outside the window, within Salem's 1960 yearbook.  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
#vintage yearbook #night photography
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From the Wilmington yearbook of 1987.
#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #music lover #album covers #college radio #lol
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The 1970s seem a world away now.  Reblog if you're old enough to have been required to offer your professor a flagon and a basket of fresh fruits and baked dainties.  From American University's 1974 yearbook.
#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #cape #1970s #costumes
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