Autumn Is Upon Us

by Elizabeth

Cartoon titled “GOOD-BY!” in the Urbana Courier-Herald, September 19, 1912

A goat representing Fall is seen here munching on a straw hat that reads “Summer of 1912.” One was not supposed to wear a straw hat after summer, and traditionally youths would snatch such hats away and stomp on them. In 1922 there was even a riot over straw hats worn after the socially acceptable date.