I found this photo of some Rice engineering students on a group outing several years ago in Carl Knapp’s scrapbook. (That’s him second from left in the middle row.) I liked the image but didn’t really know what it was all about:
I didn’t know that there had been an assembly plant here and I had no idea that Ford assembly plants had sociologists in them. I’m pretty sure, by the way, that this plant later became the Maxwell House Coffee plant that you could see straight up Texas Avenue.
Bonus: The sight of Edgar Odell Lovett wearing Mardi Gras beads was so perfectly incongruous it made me laugh out loud.