Automobile Pennant

While looking around for the origins of the Rice flag, I accidentally turned up another flag drawing by Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson, the architects of the early campus. This one is for a Rice Institute “automobile pennant.” It’s a really nice looking design and they certainly were produced in pretty fair numbers. You can see them sometimes in old photographs of the inside of dorm rooms and it was common for students to paste small ones in their scrapbooks. I think we even have a couple of them in the Woodson somewhere.

Two things are kind of striking about this. First, the care that was taken with such a small thing is remarkable. Second, there really weren’t all that many automobiles in Houston when this was drawn in 1912. I can’t really draw any conclusions from this. Sometimes it’s just for fun.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Automobile Pennant

  1. Pingback: Lions (And Pots) By Lassig | Rice History Corner

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s