These used to be ubiquitous and now I can’t remember the last time I saw one. I’m not sure what happened, although I do recall that they were kind of awkward.
Here’s former Rice Board chairman Charles Duncan using one for his coffee. Looks like whoever is on the other side of the desk is having a Coke:
And I couldn’t find any picture of Sanford Higginbotham, ’34, who taught in the history department and edited the Journal of Southern History from 1965 to 1983, without at least one within arms reach. Here’s a portrait with two:
And here he is with the rowdies of the Journal staff and a cup over his shoulder:
None of these images are dated, by the way, and any help is appreciated.
Bonus: As usual, Campus Photographer Tommy Lavergne gets with the program. I confess that I don’t know where he took this.
Extra Bonus: I wrote this post several hours ago but I waited until I got home to put it up because I wanted to check the year Sanford Higginbotham got his undergraduate degree from Rice. I needn’t have bothered, it turns out, because I had it right all on my own: 1934. Then it dawned on me that I know what year Sanford Higginbotham got his undergraduate degree from Rice. Wow. I may have been doing this too long.