I skied for six hours today and it was a much needed break. So naturally I’m now sitting by a fire, enjoying an Irish coffee and ransacking my laptop for some Rice pictures that I can just post without having to say anything about them–I can’t think straight. Luckily, I have found just the thing. Here are two images taken at a Rice alumni gathering with Dr. Lovett in New Orleans in 1938:
I know very little about these pictures but I find them absolutely charming. They seem to have been taken at the home of the young man in the bottom photo–I only know his name, RT Wilbanks. Dr. Lovett had a reputation for being somewhat forbidding, but that little girl shows no hesitation about holding his hand and he seems to be getting quite a kick out of her.
The first picture is a southern classic: all the men in white suits. I wonder why the man in the upper right-hand corner is wearing a dark suit? Maybe he’s the only Yankee?
I wondered about that too! I think they look fabulous.
Mr. Wilbanks wrote an article about Dr. Lovett’s visit for the Cornerstone.
What?? Any idea what year?
Yeah, I noticed the white suits, too. Wow. The guy in the upper right corner probably had an unfortunate mustard incident earlier in the day and had to change clothes.
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