Monthly Archives: March 2014

Matriculation, 1929

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 … Continue reading

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A Startling Discovery

When we talk in the Woodson about “the glass plate negatives” we all know what that means: a couple of boxes of pictures taken on campus just before and during the formal opening ceremonies in 1912. This is the source … Continue reading

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Is it Spring yet?

After this cold winter, I want badly to believe it is. The azaleas along the drive that leads to Lovett Hall seem to be saying that spring is at least near. It’s a little late but they’re finally about to … Continue reading

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Field Trip to the Ford Plant, 1916

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 … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: It’s party time!

Garden party, that is. Dr. Lovett pours some punch for Isaiah Bowman, president of Johns Hopkins, at the 1941 commencement garden party. I’m betting it was not spiked.

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First Beer Bike, 1957

These turned up a little while ago in some materials from Baker College. You can see that at some point they were in color, but they’ve now faded out to an almost uniform violet. And miracle of miracles, they came … Continue reading

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“A handsomely bound volume of about two hundred pages,” 1916

I noticed this photo in Carl Knapp’s scrapbook (see also here) quite a while ago but it wasn’t until the other day that I understood what I was looking at. It was taken in June, 1916 and what they’re peering at … Continue reading

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