There must have been a sale on that striped fabric.
This image is from a glorious old kodachrome slide. The color on those things was just fantastic. We have a bunch that were taken at Rice in the ’50s by J. Fred Duckett, ’55 and this may be one of those.
Bonus: It occurred to me this morning that I can actually hang out of the hallway windows in the Space Science building. It’s funny to me that I hadn’t thought of it before.