As long as there have been parties, there have been people putting up tents to hold the crowds. Here’s one from Rice Homecoming in 1956:
And here’s one for some event at Wiess House, back when the Wiess family lived in it:
Walking over to Founder’s Court now, though, I can’t help but feel sorry for those little tents. Folks, I don’t think they’re kidding about this centennial business!
Bonus: I’ve been delighted to see real, visible signs going up on campus buildings. Here’s one for the Shepherd School:
And even more gloriously, there’s a sign on the other side, actually facing out towards the rest of the world!
Extra Bonus: Here’s the kid with the wavy hair from yesterday doing something at KTRU. I guess this could be filed under “obsolete technology.”