here’s a humdinger.
Someone had the boxes of oversized photos out the other day so I started poking around in them a bit. I have limited tolerance for this because all the pictures are in envelopes and it’s just a hassle to get them out and then back in. (I have problems too, you know.)
Anyway, much to my delight some interesting shots turned up. The subject is the library but as usual the good stuff is not what was intended. Actually, in this first image the interesting part smacks you right in the face. Look at those hedges! From this angle it all seems a bit much:
It’s undated but I’d guess it to be sometime in the 1950s based on the football stadium in the background and the presence of the library’s original facade.
The real thrill, though, is provided by the next image: a close up look at the original works of a German High Hat!
I can’t remember off the top of my head when they were changed (’70s? ’80s?) but they look quite different now:
Bonus: Loyal reader Marty Merritt sends these shots from the roof of the Shepherd School where he went to retrieve a kite. Lucky for us he was alert enough to stop and snap a few — they’re nice! Many thanks, Marty.