Monthly Archives: September 2016

Friday Follies: Grandstand Quarterbacks

You know who you are. From Bud Morehead’s slide collection, stadium construction, 1950.

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Early Images from Bud Morehead’s Slides

About a year ago I realized that the slide carousels in the Bud Morehead Collection contained images that appear neither in his book, A Walking Tour of Rice University, nor in the large collection of photographs that he left to … Continue reading

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Powder Puff, 1972

It really feels like fall out here in central Texas. We drank the last rosé of summer on Sunday and the first whiskey sour of autumn last night. Today we spent the morning putting in the winter garden. Cabbage, broccoli … Continue reading

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Surveying, 1913

These pictures from Karl Knapp’s scrapbook are both labeled “Surveying Class, 1913.” It’s hard to be completely sure because the earliest General Announcements aren’t  clear about course offerings, but I believe this was the first time this class was taught. … Continue reading

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Rice Athletic Association

I’m on vacation and hence a bit sluggish but I do have something I’ve been thinking about recently. I noticed a long time ago that there was once (and for quite some time) an entity called the “Rice Athletic Association.” … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Before There Were Drones . . .

we had gliders. I don’t know if they’re working or playing, although in a perfect world it would be both at once. Bonus: This came from my friend John Wolda. I think it’s a sign. Not sure of what. I’m … Continue reading

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A Novel Approach to Shirts and Skins

I’m still home sick, very fuzzy headed. Luckily I keep a stash of things to pull out on these occasions, things I don’t know anything about but which are interesting on their own. These two pictures came out of a … Continue reading

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