Talk about your pulse-quickening images! Here’s a blurry print of a fellow playing tennis, circa 1929:
That’s quite a shed in the background, isn’t it?
Two minutes later I found a glass plate negative taken from a bit farther out that gives us a much better view of what turns out to be not merely a shed but an entire shed complex:
I’m telling you, anything can happen where I work.
Bonus: Also never before seen (at least by me), this door open. It was beer-bike weekend but I don’t know if that’s connected to the door being open.
And a house on Rice Blvd, untreed!
… which looks like this on Google Maps today: https://goo.gl/maps/5TKM8
I think you could do a series on where tennis courts have been built and removed from all over campus.
So when did men figure out that playing tennis in shorts was much “cooler?”
It was apparently not long after this photo was taken.
From Wikipedia: Brame Hillyard (1876 – 18 June 1959), a British tennis player, was notable for being the first tennis player to appear at Wimbledon wearing shorts rather than trousers. He did so in 1930 on Court 10. (Bunny Austin, three years later, was the first male player to do so on Centre Court.) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brame_Hillyard)
Remove the left side of the shed. Take off the back of it. Leave just the front porch and the first peak of the building. Is that the recycling center in the late ’70s and early ’80s?