Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Sharps

Someone in the comments to yesterday’s post mentioned that you could spend a month talking about the families whose names encircle the border of the map. (Don’t be afraid, I’m not going to do that.) It did strike me as … Continue reading

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Houston’s Cradle of Culture, 1932

Among the things that have arrived in the Woodson this week are some issues of a defunct Houston magazine called the Gargoyle. This publication was launched in 1928 as the first real Houston city magazine and it survived into the … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Psychology, 1952

It’s labeled “Psychology, rat in maze, 1952”: I know the feeling.

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“All the World is God’s Own Field,” 1954

For those of you in desperate search for fresh content on Thanksgiving Day, here is the program for November 23, 1954 at Temple Emanu El:   Bonus: Here’s where I sit.

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Cooking All Day

Cohen House kitchen, circa early ’70s: We were laughing in the kitchen at my house today too:

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A Photo of Abercrombie Sends Me Off in a Totally Different Direction

I was flipping through a file of exterior shots of Abercrombie Lab when this one just jumped out at me: Do you see where it was taken from? The roof of the Chemistry Building! It’s dated 1950 and I’m basically … Continue reading

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Obsolete Technology: Not Really All That Permanent, 1958

Sometimes technology that seems obsolete really isn’t but I think this one is actually fit for no purpose today. I came across this small fuzzy photo of the new Addressograph system in a copy of the March, 1958 Sallyport. I wonder … Continue reading

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