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National Bow Tie Day

On National Bow Tie Day, the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives salutes the use of this accessory to complete a dapper ensemble. Judge James H. Forney, one of the UI’s founders and a member of the earliest board of regents, sported one.

Judge James H. Forney
Judge James H. Forney

As did University of Idaho comptroller and president’s executive secreatary LaFayette Russell Parsons.

LaFayette Russell Parsons
LaFayette Russell Parsons

The bow tie was first introduced as a form of neck wear in the 17th century.

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PG 3-91c, PG 3-449a

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