Foreign News: Putzy & 1909

When the marshal of Harvard's Class of 1909 began sending out invitations last month to 1909's 25th Reunion in June he came upon the name Ernst Franz Sedgwick ("Putzy") Hanfstaengl. Few Nineteen-Niners could forget the bellowing, arm-waving German youth who won his first Harvard fame playing the piano at a freshman beer party. When "Putzy" Hanfstaengl first heard the Yale cheering section sing "Bright College Years" he cried out: "Why the Elis! They sing my Wacht am Rhein!" Scion of the great Connecticut and Massachusetts family of Sedgwick and the famed art-printers of...

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