Monthly Archives: February 2018

Tony’s Stable, 1928

When I got to the Woodson today I alertly noticed that one of my colleagues had left a piece of paper on my chair. While looking for something else in the papers of Ray Watkin Hoagland Strange ’36, he had … Continue reading

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Art Gallery, 1968

This image fell into my hands about a week ago. I’ve found myself looking at it four or five times since, which is a pretty good sign that I should just go ahead and use it here. I know there … Continue reading

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Hyman Rosenzweig, ’28

One of my favorite things at work is unpredictable overlap. The very first time I understood how this could work was way back in 2011 not long after I started this blog, in a post about something completely insignificant–the decorative … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Lenten Edition

Lent, 1956. Not me obviously, but it might as well be.

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Rice Bowling, 1956

I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t really too enthusiastic about coming back to work this week. I kind of moped around a little and even toyed with the idea of going back to my office at home and taking … Continue reading

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“An accidental interchange of raincoats,” 1939

I’ve been waiting for a rainy day to bust this one out and today is that day. Going through the box of Faculty Club records I came upon what at first seemed to be an unremarkable notice of a Saturday … Continue reading

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Rice Bids You Welcome, 1921

When I got back to campus this morning after my vacation, the first thing I saw was this nice banner. Some people might think it was meant for prospective students, but I’m almost sure it was really for me: In … Continue reading

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