A very, very hectic day has left me more than normally benumbed, but I do have something for you to ponder. When did people start wearing sunglasses?
This picture came from Pender Turnbull’s collection. That’s Hattie Lel Red in the middle and Edith Leeseman on the right, so the latest this can have been taken is 1916. (I’m not sure who the other one is and I don’t have the strength to figure it out right now.) I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen another image anywhere close to this time period with students wearing sunglasses. I almost wonder if the glasses were the occasion for the photo.
Bonus: I saw several interesting things on campus today, but I couldn’t get a picture of the most interesting one. There was a guy moving a big copy machine out of the 4th floor of Lovett and replacing it with a new one, all without benefit of an elevator. It looked like getting the old one down was worse than getting the new one up. All in all, it was impressive. Those steps are steep.