After a very long day I’ve now seen most of the images from the glass plate negatives I talked about yesterday and I’m even more thankful for my great good fortune in finding them.
Here is one of the real beauties–Dr. Lovett (in the only photograph I’ve seen of him in a classroom) giving the 1929 matriculation address in the Physics Amphitheater:
We have his typescript of the talk in the Woodson and it certainly covers a lot of ground. I just didn’t have enough time to make a pdf of it this afternoon but I did manage to grab a quick scan of the version that appeared in the Thresher the next week:
People just don’t talk like this any more.
Bonus: Just a hunch, but I think this might have been taken right afterwards. It looks like it was a windy day.