The Palms Behind the Physics Amphitheater, circa 1933

I’ve been sitting around this afternoon looking at some images I scanned and then forgot about over the last year and I was quite taken with these two by Rice Accounting professor Verne Simons. No wonder I scanned them!

They’re not dated but I can tell from aerial photos and from the size of the trees on the north side of the Administration Building that they must have been taken in the early 1930s.

Verne Simons 2046

(We’ve seen something very close to this first image once before, by the way, a picture found in Dr. Lovett’s desk when he died.)

The second shot is a view I’ve never come across anywhere else:

Verne Simons 1045

I’m grateful to Professor Simons for his documentary thoroughness.



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1 Response to The Palms Behind the Physics Amphitheater, circa 1933

  1. marmer01 says:

    Shoulda saved those for next Palm Sunday.

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