Remember Pound? He’s come up here twice before, both times in connection with aviation. It’s been rattling around in my head for some time that somewhere I had seen a photo of him standing in front of an airplane. Today, for some utterly unknown reason, I decided it was time to find that picture. It took pretty much all afternoon, but find it I did:
That’s Pound on the far right. I have no clue who any of the others are. I don’t know their location. And I’m clueless about the plane. But here’s the thing–while they were up, they took pictures. There are a couple of the Rice campus from 2,000 feet, which are nice but not remarkable:
But the other two pictures just blew my mind. They flew over to the ship channel and the turning basin and got these amazing images of Houston industry in 1928:
That’s what us historians call context, baby.