Outside view of the large quadrangle - Stanford University - California
In 1908, the Rice Institute Board of Trustees sent their newly chosen President, Edgar Odell Lovett, on a world tour seeking out the best aspects of the leading colleges and universities. Dr. and Mrs. Lovett traveled in the company of their secretary, Mr. Carrington Weems, who took these photos to document their travels. They are images of places, more so than people. Dr. and Mrs. Lovett themselves are generally not featured. Each image has an image number that reflects the order in which it was taken on the trip, from number 1 (beginning in Canada and going east around the world) through number 338 (returning to the U.S. through California and ending in Texas), ranging in date from 1908-1909. The names of each image were recorded by Carrington Weems, with the only exception being a county name added in parenthesis when the place name was not present in Weems' original title.
A view just outside the building housing Stanford University’s Department of History, which is one of the buildings ringing the main campus quadrangle, Stanford, California. The two-storied building has a small flight of steps leading up to the arched entryway, with covered walkways and additional arches visible along both sides. A bust is set into a recess on the second story, just above the entrance. In the foreground can be seen a manicured lawn, and a gravel or dirt roadway, with the roofs of several additional buildings visible in the distance. Photographed by Carrington Weems during the world tour undertaken by Edgar Odell Lovett and his wife, Mary Ellen Lovett. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
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