Monthly Archives: April 2013

Aerials from the Campus Photographer Collection, c 1970

There are a lot of aerial shots in the Campus Photographer collection that are new to me. These shots, although they were often taken for some specific purpose, are jammed full of other interesting bits of information that would otherwise … Continue reading

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Smooth Operator

Busy, busy day today, but I did have time to look at some band stuff. It was kind of a hodge-podge folder, full of pictures that span almost the entire history of bands at Rice. There’s a lot of unusual … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: On the Base Paths

Although this is (surely?) a baseball alumni affair, there isn’t a scrap of identifying information on it. I don’t know when it was taken or who these fellows are. I do know that I love Number 8’s sassy expression and … Continue reading

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Three Unusual Early Images

I’m running from meeting to meeting today so I’m going to just toss these out for your edification. The first two are from the glass plate negative collection. As for the last one, I failed to note where I found … Continue reading

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William Lukes and Paul Hester, Taking Pictures in the 1970s

Every once in a while I decide that I’m going to plan a week or so of posts, trying to lay things out in a logical order. These attempts have been largely in vain so mostly I just ride the … Continue reading

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I wrote this earlier today but wasn’t able to post it until now because in a totally unexpected turn of events my flight left on time: This dispatch is coming to you from deep in the bowels of Terminal B … Continue reading

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Elections, Part III

While getting ready to refile the “Elections” folder, I realized that it contains one more minor mystery. This undated photo looks to me like real voting booths: But where are they? I don’t recognize this place, although I feel like … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Tug of War

1920s: 1990s:

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Elections, Part II

This mystifying set of images was also in the “Elections” folder. All it says on the back of the contact sheet is “Election.” My somewhat wild guess is that this was some kind of information gathering and disseminating site for … Continue reading

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The Back of the Chemistry Building

OK, I know I promised Elections Part II today, but frankly that just isn’t going to happen. We’re in the throes of a building cleanout program in Science and Engineering and it’s organized mayhem for me right now. I have, … Continue reading

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