Monthly Archives: October 2015

Friday Follies: Pumpkins

I’m far too committed to order to be a big fan of Halloween. It seems messy and weird and disruptive to me and I’d rather avoid the whole thing if I can. Every once in a while, though, I come … Continue reading

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Digging

Almost, but not quite, the same patch of ground in the Academic Quad. The first is in the fall of 1911, part of the original tunnel system: And the second is much later. Can you guess what would have prompted … Continue reading

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Inside the Brand New Cohen House, 1926

I’ve been struggling to come up with dates for what look to be fairly early images of the Cohen House patio. I haven’t had any real success (yet) but in the course of these struggles I accidentally happened across something … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Oil Fields, 1921

The lads who were fellows and lecturers in the 1920s loved to take excursions. When I first ran across this page in a scrapbook from that era (the same one that blessed us with “The Great Overall Fad of 1920”) … Continue reading

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Rice Stadium, c1950

I’d never seen a photo taken straight on before. What an elegant structure. Bonus: The big question on this blustery day was how far is the tip of the blade from the emergency phone pole. The answer was 5’1″. It … Continue reading

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Rice vs. Army, 1958: Hanging Out the Long Gray Line

It’s a mess on campus today, between Families Weekend and preparations for the game with Army tomorrow. I skedaddled as soon as I could. But here, courtesy of loyal reader Nancy Burch, we have the prize-winning float from Homecoming 1958, … Continue reading

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Different

Neil Brennan took pictures that other people don’t. In particular, he liked to take pictures looking tight along the side of whatever building he happened to be in or on. Sometimes this resulted in images that do not exist anywhere … Continue reading

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