Monthly Archives: August 2014

I Believe This is Called “Irony”

The discoloration is a water stain. Side note: See the two holes at the top left? This was from the days before the invention of the paper clip, when documents were held together with straight pins. Bonus side note: We’re … Continue reading

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Bathing Beauty

Well, I can’t date this one by his outfit. I’m still guessing ’70s just based on the hair.

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Banners and Broom, 1930

I had a few spare minutes this afternoon so I did a little digging around to see what else I could find out about the 1930 Garden Party. After a minor panic, I believe I found what I was looking … Continue reading

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Armed and Dangerous?

I ran across these startling images this morning while looking at some contact sheets of pictures from the Chemistry Department. This is typical—the most interesting photos on the page were the ones that the photographer took just so he could … Continue reading

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Well Dressed, 1930

I recently scanned a couple of images that were taken at the annual commencement garden party in 1930 and when I got a really good look at them I was just dazzled. Look at those glorious dresses! I’m especially taken … Continue reading

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Obsolete Refreshment Technology

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 … Continue reading

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Friday Late Morning Follies: Big Wheel

I can’t think what to say. It took several viewings to even notice all the awesome jean shorts.   Bonus: Speaking of awesome, we have a new exhibit on the Rice Hotel in the Woodson. If you’re around, come have … Continue reading

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As Long As We’re Talking About 1970

Let’s take a look at this series of shots of the back of the president’s house taken that summer. June:   Late July:   September:   I’m sure you’ll all be shocked to learn that I have strong feelings about … Continue reading

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Two Slides That Messed With My Mind

These came from the same slide collection as yesterday’s image. I’d never seen anything like this first one before:   Um, what? This makes no sense. I mean, forget the hedge where there shouldn’t be a hedge, what’s up with … Continue reading

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Flower Garden Near the President’s House, circa early ’70s

Examining a batch of slides I’d never seen before I ran across this odd, dark little image of what was then a rather remote corner of campus: It’s not quite so isolated now, with the new colleges right there. I … Continue reading

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