Monthly Archives: April 2018

More Honored in the Breach, 1929

I ran across this neat aerial of campus in an issue of the great old magazine called the Houston Gargoyle. I’ve mentioned this publication before in conjunction with a fabulous 1932 map of Houston’s Cradle of Culture. This one is … Continue reading

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EAI 680 Scientific Computing System, c1968

Last week I came across a stash of fabulous photographs in a folder labeled “Bio Medical Engr.” Only some of them are dated but they all seem to have been taken from roughly 1968-1970. Let’s start off the week with … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Training Aid, mid-’70s

“See, when I flip this switch it delivers a jolt directly to your helmet.” Bonus: Gosh, I wish Dr. Lovett were here to see this.

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“Louis I. Kahn Talks with Students”, 1967

The last week of classes has been lovely–blue skies, lush grass, and moderate temperatures. I spent an entire morning wandering from one end of campus to the other taking pictures just so I could stay outside. As I watched more … Continue reading

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“Men in Rice Science Lab,” 1969

That’s all it says on the back of this picture: This certainly was taken at Rice–look at the door. And somewhere in the back of my mind I feel like I know the man on the right but I can’t … Continue reading

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Max Freund, 1929 and 1979

I had a very busy day with a nice surprise at the end. I opened a box that someone else was using and I found this picture of long-time German professor Max Freund taken on the occasion of his hundredth … Continue reading

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“A Glimpse into Clown Alley,” 1959

People can be very surprising.  Florence Stancliff ’27, for example, is well known to me as half of the Florence and Fred Stancliff Track Scholarship. I never had any reason to suspect that she was also a circus fanatic. In … Continue reading

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