I spent part of this afternoon looking though some old scans and when I saw this one I realized we haven’t had a good aerial in quite a while. I think this one is especially nice, clear and taken from an angle we don’t often see, with most of campus visible:
When I first saw this one I was misled by the vast emptiness of the concrete surrounding the stadium. I assumed the date must be close to 1950 but with only a moments thought it’s obvious that that’s wrong. Rayzor Hall seems to be there and Ryon Lab is not (but might it be under construction?), which would make this somewhere between 1962 and 1965. The other thing that had me confused was the mess in the fields east of the stadium. I initially thought that must have been debris from the stadium construction but that clearly can’t be right 15 years after it was finished. So what is it?
Bonus: I took these the first week of March at one of the least photographed spots on campus. The only other picture of it I’ve seen was taken from a different angle here, showing very different landscaping in 1942.