Speaking of H.A. Wilson, one of the many charming letters that have turned up in the ARA collection describes his means of transportation to and from campus. I’ve come to understand that the dramatic flourish of the long gloves, much like his walking out on a misbehaving class, was typical of Wilson:
I had assumed that these long gloves were laboratory equipment but now I’m not sure:
I’ve seen the Oakland described as “aimed at those who could afford more than a Chevrolet but less than a Buick” which sounds about right for a Physics professor at the time.
Bonus: An alert colleague noticed this intriguing note in Tudor field house yesterday. Am anxiously awaiting details.