I’m sure these are both easy and I’m just overlooking something. Here’s the first one:
It’s the basketball team in about 1920. That’s President Lovett’s son, Malcolm, by the way, seated at the second left. He was quite a good player and later Chairman of the Board. What’s puzzling me is that I don’t know where they’re standing. I’d been assuming they were by the field house but now that I look at this image of the building in 1920 I realize that can’t be right. The windows are all wrong. Maybe by one of the dorms?
Just for fun here’s another, and rather odd, shot of the field house in this era:
And here’s my second puzzle:
My colleague Rebecca has been processing a large collection that was recently donated to the Woodson and she turned up this undated aerial photograph. I really like this picture—it was taken from dead straight above the campus so you can get a great look at the roof of each building. (At first impression this is possibly not that interesting to most people, but there’s actually something to be learned from it.) The question about this one is the obvious: what year was it taken? It’s easy to see right off the bat that it’s early 90s, but does anyone see something that can pinpoint it a bit closer?