I’m packing for my trip to Omaha—I’ll be rooting for Stony Brook—so this will be a quick one. I recently ran across something I’d never seen before: a photo taken inside the Engineering Annex, which I’ve mentioned before. Miraculously, it is dated–1950. Sadly, though, I failed to note where I found it, although I feel like it might have been in Jim Sims’s papers. Don’t worry, it will come to me eventually.
I think the word for this is “spartan.”
Extra Bonus: Two views of the transit of Venus! The first was taken by Rice’s photographer, Tommy Lavergne:
The second came from my colleague in Fondren Library, Debra Kolah, who captured an image of some folks capturing the image of the transit on campus (got that??):
Re: the engineering annex photo. We are the proud possessors of one of those drafting tables. We use it as the central work table/cutting board in our Houston kitchen. Bought it back in the late 60’s. Paid $10.
I wish I had that!!
Professor Hartigan, helping us celebrate history in action! Cheer, Debra Kolah
Go Stony Brook!
Physics and Astronomy graduate student Wei Chen walking past in the background of the last
photo. Next Venus transit in 2117!