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Caltech hacks UW at the 1961 Rose Bowl

AR-141229792.jpg&maxh=400&maxw=667“For decades, every time a visitor heads downstairs into the Caltech Athenaeum Rathskellar for a burger and a brew, s/he has been confronted with a poster-size, blown-up, grainy but still magnificent black-and-white photograph of one of the greatest of the Caltech pranks …

“At the center of the picture, where the Washington fans had meant to spell out their own brand in a mosaic of thousands of hand-held cards, the word ‘Caltech’ appears instead …

“Thirty million viewers on NBC also saw it. Then that black-and-white photo was published later that January in a follow-up article in the Pasadena Star-News. But the original color image had gone missing for decades – until now.”

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December 23, 2014