Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Flammable Chemicals Storage Shed, 1982

Yesterday afternoon I was in need of some images of the original field house. I had no trouble finding them but I was extremely surprised when I found this right next to them: It’s the flammable storage shed, discussed it … Continue reading

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Obsolete Technology: ICSA?

Here’s all I can tell you: I found this in a file labeled “ICSA” and I’m wondering if it was misfiled. Is this really computer equipment? They look more like top loading washing machines: Bonus: I got an email the … Continue reading

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A Bench for Sarah Tooth

One day last spring I saw something new in the Engineering Quad where Mech Lab meets Ryon: a gash of bright gravel where there had always been grass, and a wooden bench, also shiny and fresh. I avoided it for … Continue reading

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Smile, Willis!

There’s a lot to like here but my favorite thing is the contrast between Willis Wilson’s (front left) tough guy expression in the first photo and his sweet smile in the second: They aren’t dated but he graduated in 1982. … Continue reading

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Not Likely to Sunburn, 1914

I found this in the scrapbook of Adele Waggaman, the young woman in the light colored bathing costume at second from left. These fun-loving rascals were members of the Rice Institute YWCA on an outing to Sylvan Beach in LaPorte, … Continue reading

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