"A well-filled stocking hung on the mantle." From the December 1924 issue of The Wisconsin Octopus, UW’s campus humor magazine. This cover pokes fun at what the editors deemed to be the stereotypical campus “flapper” during the 1920s. Lampooning campus personalities was common for this publication. No group was immune from their satire including faculty, students and well-known Madisonians.
Known fondly as “the Octy”, The Wisconsin Octopus was the UW campus humor magazine published from the early to mid-20th century and included cartoons, poetry, essays, satirical writings, jokes and other works that skewered all aspects of campus life.
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