I had quite a bit of fun today. Someone asked me this morning if I could find a photo of Edgar O. Edwards, who taught for years in the Economics Department. I could indeed, and in fact I found a whole contact sheet full of head shots of him. Whoever took the pictures took almost a whole roll of film. At the end of the sheet were four photos of something else, probably random shots he took so he could go get the film developed right away. I couldn’t tell what it was–they were too small–so out of purely idle curiosity I scanned them and blew them up.
They were pictures of a Rice baseball game, probably played in or around 1978. Or, more accurately, it was the “crowd” at a Rice baseball game, plus a view of some improvements being made to the facility (such as it was). Things have really changed.
There being no more to see here, the photographer turned, walked a bit, and took the last picture in the roll: Here’s roughly the same view of the Med Center as in the second picture. I took it this summer. Sorry about the soccer net–I didn’t know it would be in the way: