I actually went looking for other images of the west side of the Physics Building and I did find an interesting one. I’d guess this was taken at roughly the same time as the one from yesterday, maybe a tiny bit earlier, just looking the other way. Zoom in and you can see the interesting part: work being done along the side of the building. I don’t know what they’re doing there, maybe some kind of cleanup.
I did note the other day that there were various pipes and apparatus in the same vicinity as the wagon. I don’t know whether it was all there back this early or not.
I also thought I had seen a picture of the same spot in Pender Turnbull’s collection. When I went and looked, though, I discovered that I was mistaken. (!) Instead of the side of the building, the image I had in mind shows the back when it was under construction, 1913-14.
I think this is a really nice picture. It’s certainly unusual, one of only a few early ones taken on this side of the building. It has a lot of things in it that I really like–the newly planted cedar elms, the light pole, the girls, and,of course the umbrella.
I had a sense that I’d photographed it before somewhere else. (I take hundreds of pictures on campus every week.) I went looking and there it was, taken a couple of months ago over by the FE&P building. I’m not sure when it moved.