I was lounging around my office at home this afternoon, sipping some coffee and leafing through the 1924 Campanile just for the fun of it. I’ve spent quite bit of time with this book but I caught something today that I’d never noticed before. Tucked inside are several charming sketches by John Clark Tidden, a member of the early art and architecture faculty, who I’ve written about here. Here’s the Chemistry Building under construction:
This next one is my favorite. I had to think for a minute but it’s the door that goes down to the basement of the Administration Building, just inside the Sallyport:
This one is easy but it contains some exotic vegetation:
And finally a mysterious figure. This likely meant something in 1924 but whatever it was it’s long gone:
Bonus: I made a quick trip to the Woodson today and came home with another box of Tsanoff letters to organize.