Monthly Archives: January 2011

An Extracurricular Post: Holy Rosary Mission, Pine Ridge, 1940s-1960s

I don’t usually post on weekends at all, so I figured I could go ahead and put up a completely (so far as I know) non-Rice related post, just because I’d like to. Most of you don’t know this, but … Continue reading

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And then there are some things that just never change

This is an early shot of the Physics Building. I can tell from the state of the landscaping and from where I found it (Elmer Shutts’s scrapbook) that it was taken from about 1915 to 1916. Note, if you will, the … Continue reading

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Dorm Room pinups, circa 1915

There are thousands of photographs in the Rice archives, but one of the things in fairly short supply are pictures taken inside dorm rooms. We always look pretty intently when we find one. (If you have any, please let me … Continue reading

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J.H. Pound

The man who took those first aerial photographs of the Rice campus in 1917 was Professor J.H. Pound, shown here at about that time. Pound was born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1890 and received a bachelors and then a masters … Continue reading

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Fred Manaker (1918) and the first Rice aerial photos

Fred Manaker entered Rice to study electrical engineering in the fall of 1914. He was raised in Alvin and graduated from Alvin High School, although his family later moved to Fulshear. His father, Philip Manaker, had apparently been an engineer … Continue reading

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Rice Field Update

I knew this was going to happen. And it only took a few hours. I got an email last night from alert reader Charles Szalkowski, who sends information on the airplanes I posted about yesterday: “It is difficult to tell … Continue reading

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Rice Field, 1917

This is cool. It’s not a football field; it’s an air field. I found these photos last week in some scrapbook pages that belonged to a member of the class of 1918. (His last name was Trout and I can’t … Continue reading

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