I’ll be on the road this afternoon and evening so you get an early post today, just a couple of odds and ends. First, as I continued thinking about this picture
I recalled that before they were installed there had been considerable discussion about what the lamp posts should look like. Here’s a drawing made by Wilmer Waldo of his proposal, showing roughly the same area where the girls are posing:
I have to say that I think Lovett made the right choice. All those globes look too busy.
Second, I ran across this beautiful shot in Maxwell O. Reade’s scrapbook:
I’m curious about where precisely he was standing when he took it, but mostly I’m just glad he did. This is a unique picture. As usual, Reade labeled it–this time only with the date, 1938. You can see clearly that the allee between South Hall and West Hall is still a road, but even better there’s a great view of the long primrose hedge between the dorms and the football field. It looks enormous! Here it is at ground level:
Bonus: In a major surprise, they have a post with John Travolta in it up on the Glasscock School blog!
See you all back in Houston.