Monday, March 9, 2009
The Mysterious Skull and Bones
Photo Credit: Barker Black Ltd.
The Skull and Bones, where did it begin and how did it become part of the WASP lifestyle? Is it possible that many of our elite blue bloods came from pirate stock? Or, did it begin with the ancient British Guardsmen, the 17th Lancers. How about the Skull & Bones Secret Society on the campus of Yale? My personal opinion of how the skull and bones became part of the WASP lifestyle is through the secret society option, and stores like J Press celebrating the heritage of Yale’s campus by placing the logo on items of clothing (ties, trousers, etc). How did the Bonesman come to select such decor? The true answer may never be known.
Photo Credit: J Press