With Reunions 2010 just four weeks away, we present below an archival gem: footage of Reunions in 1927 and 1928, courtesy of the University Archives and the Princeton Campus Life YouTube channel. The original 16-millimeter version was filmed by George Linkletter, Class of 1902.

The 1927 celebration was Linkletter's 25th reunion, and according to PAW, 143 of the 1902's 274 graduates attended, including one who traveled from his home in Egypt. About 3,000 alumni marched in the P-rade, then known as the Commencement Parade.

(Photo from PAW, July 14, 1927)

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