Painting the IDOL

Views of Union College's Idol, through thick and thin (paint).  For decades, students at Union have shown their affiliations, their loyalties, and their emotions, on the Idol

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Idol Painting as a graphic for Class Participation in the Annual Fund.
Click here for all classes.


Click here for page 2 of idol images (2003-2005)                Click here for page 3 of idol images (2005-2006)



5/7/2012

5/4/2012

3/13/2012

2/24/2012

1/31/2012

12/6/2011
Closest thing to snow

11/3/2011

11/2/2011

10/31/2011

10/24/2011

10/13/2011

10/12/2011

10/11/2011

10/10/2011

10/5/2011

10/3/2011

9/20/2011

9/13/2011

9/6/2011

8/22/2011

8/15/2011

8/12/2011

7/11/2011

6/13/2011 - Commencement

6/12/2011

6/11/2011

6/10/2011

6/9/2011

6/5/2011

6/4/2011

6/1/2011

5/31/2011

5/27/2011

5/25/2011

5/21/2011 - ReUnion

5/12/2011

5/11/2011

5/8/2011

5/1/2011

4/7/2011

11/19/2010

11/9/2010

11/1/2010

10/25/2010

10/18/2010

10/12/2010

10/8/2010

10/7/2010

9/21/2010

9/13/2010

9/6/2010

6/14/2010 -- video

6/11/2010

6/10/2010

6/7/2010

6/5/2010

6/4/2010

6/3/2010

6/1/2010

5/31/2010

5/29/2010 25th Reunion

5/28/2010

5/27/2010

5/27/2010 blank slate

5/24/2010

5/7/2010

5/6/2010

4/30/2010

4/28/2010

4/22/2010

4/11/2010

4/5/2010

3/19/2010

3/12/2010

2/8/2010

11/11/2009

11/10/2009

11/9/2009

11/06/2009

10/29/2009

10/02/2009

9/29/2009

9/23/2009

9/22/2009

9/21/2009

9/17/2009

9/4/2009

9/3/2009

8/24/2009

8/3/2009

6/16/2009

6/14/2009

6/13/2009

A roller???

6/12/2009

6/11/2009

6/10/2009

6/9/2009

6/8/2009

6/3/2009


5/27/2009


5/25/2009

5/17/2009
Memorial to Christie

5/14/2009

5/8/2009

Proud authors
5/7/2009

5/5/2009

5/4/2009

5/1/2009

4/27/2009

4/17/2009

3/9/2009

3/3/2009

Pink at the Rink
2/20/2009

2/16/2009

First splash of the year
2/13/2009

11/10/2008

11/03/2008

10/31/2008

10/15/2008

10/12/2008

10/7/2008

9/17/2008

9/16/2008

9/8/2008 new class

9/4/2008

7/11/2008

6/16/2008 other side

6/16/2008

6/15/2008

6/13/2008

6/12/2008

6/9/2008

6/6/2008

6/3/2008

6/2/2008
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5/30/2008
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5/28/2008 - back
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5/28/2008
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5/26/2008
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5/12/2008
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5/10/2008
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5/6/2008
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5/2/2008
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4/28/2008
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4/25/2008 (arm band)
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|4/22/2008
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4/17/2008
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4/9/2008
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2/15/2008
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1/15/2008
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11/18/2007
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11/05/2007
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11/2/2007
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10/31/2007
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10/16/2007
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10/8/2007
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10/4/2007
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9/24/2007
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9/19/2007
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9/4/2007
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8/27/2007

8/15/2007
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8/9/2007
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8/8/2007

7/17/2007
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7/9/2007
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6/25/2007
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6/19/2007
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6/17/2007
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6/15/2007
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6/14/2007
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6/13/2007
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6/12/2007
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Customer
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Bird seed and peanut butter -- Yuck or Yum?
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6/10/2007
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6/2/2007
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5/29/2007
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5/29/2007 - Two faced
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5/29/2007
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5/28/2007 - Hat
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5/27/2007
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5/25/2007
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5/23/2007
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5/16/2007
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5/15/2007
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5/14/2007
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5/5/2007
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4/23/2007
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4/10/2007 - nice light
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4/9/2007

3/18/2007

3/10/2007
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11/28/2006
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11/21/2006
Reaction

11/17/2006


11/10/2006
The Bag Series -- Detail

11/10/2006
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11/7/2006

Moving the Idol, c. 1997, to make way for the Olin Building.  
     Thanks to Jim Meyer for these photos.

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The Idol Fight

"And in 1911 the classes added the Idol fight, where they competed to leave the Idol their color (the sophomores used green paint, the freshmen red)."  from "Tradition of Traditions", Union College Magazine, Winter 2003: Volume 95, Number 2.


The ridiculous and the sublime

"This year [2000] the College notes the 125th anniversary of the Idol at Union and the 75th birthday of Memorial Chapel. Wayne Somers '62 provides the following background."  Union College Magazine, Fall 2000: Volume 93, Number 2.

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Original Idol

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Fallen Idol

ONE PAGE IS NOT ENOUGH
This page was getting too big, so now images pre-2005 have moved to a second page.
images from 2005-2006 have been moved to a third page

2001-2012 J. Douglass Klein, except the checkerboard image and the B&W images, which are Union College; and the "Moving the Idol" images, which are James Meyer.  Last modified 05/07/12
Other Idol images welcome.  If anyone wants to claim a paint job, I will credit you.

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