Initiation Ceremony, Society of Bacchus, fraternity Theta Xi, Trinity College, featuring candidates to the Society of Bacchus: Scott Donahue '70, John Bonee '70, and Carlo Forzani '70 (seated, left to right).

74808_902_15839503520_EzNN0HTA[1].jpg

Title

Initiation Ceremony, Society of Bacchus, fraternity Theta Xi, Trinity College, featuring candidates to the Society of Bacchus: Scott Donahue '70, John Bonee '70, and Carlo Forzani '70 (seated, left to right).

Subject

Trinity College, Class of 1970

Description

In 2020, John Bonee '70 (shown at the center of the photo), provided this description:

"This picture was from the 1969 yearbook. It shows me, [John Bonee], in the spring of ‘69 about to be invested/initiated into the Society of Bacchus for my fraternity, Theta Xi. I had no idea that an entire gallon of mead from the gods was about to land upon my crown having exited the silver goblet retained in a special fraternity tabernacle for the annual event. To my left is candidate and classmate Carlo Forzani and to my right is candidate and classmate Scott Donahue.

My date from Conn. College, Lucy Eastman, is in the top right with an expression of total horror on her face and to the top left are Bill O'Reilly from the class of 1971 with his date with expressions of complete shock and amazement. George Simon class of 1969 is the exalted grand Wizard."

Creator

The Ivy (student yearbook). Unknown photographer.

Source

Trinity College Digital Repository

Publisher

Watkinson Library and Trinity College Archives, Trinity College (Hartford, CT)

Date

Spring 1969

Rights

Digital reproductions and permission to publish Watkinson materials may be requested by contacting Watkinson staff. With permission of the staff, readers may use their own cameras in the library. Users of materials from the Watkinson Library or the College Archives must accept full legal responsibility for observing the laws of copyright, as well as the laws of libel and invasion of privacy and property rights.

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

Still Image, College Publication

Identifier

Coverage

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

Original Format

Printed Photograph on Paper

Citation

The Ivy (student yearbook). Unknown photographer., “Initiation Ceremony, Society of Bacchus, fraternity Theta Xi, Trinity College, featuring candidates to the Society of Bacchus: Scott Donahue '70, John Bonee '70, and Carlo Forzani '70 (seated, left to right).,” Watkinson Library - Virtual Museum, accessed July 22, 2024, https://watkinsonlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/242.

Output Formats

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>