"Flying Owls aerial view above Residence Halls, Rice Institute." (1921) Rice University: https://hdl.handle.net/1911/75049.
An aerial view of William M. Rice Institute, taken by either E.D. Embres, or Thomas B. Eaton, both of whom were Institute graduates and known as the ‘Flying Owls’, from their air service during WWI. The buildings shown are the Mechanical Laboratories and the power-plant, the Physics Laboratories, the Administration Building, the Institute Commons, and the South, East, and West Halls. Also shown are the various roadways and empty fields, with trees planted in rows. In the distance can be seen some of the surrounding neighborhood. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
In 1921 E.D. Embres and Thomas B. Eaton, class of 1920 and veterans of World War I, flew over the campus and shot twleve iconic images which are included in the booklet, “The Flying Owls: Rice Institute from the Air.” (LD4711 .R333 F6) All twelve photographs were dedicated to the memory of men of Rice who died in the war, many of whom were friends of the authors. This image is one of those photographs.
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William M. Rice Institute--History
William M. Rice Institute--Aerial views
William M. Rice Institute--Aerial photographs
William M. Rice Institute. Mechanical Laboratories
William M. Rice Institute. Physics Laboratories
William M. Rice Institute. Administration Building
William M. Rice Institute. Commons
William M. Rice Institute. South Hall
William M. Rice Institute. East Hall
William M. Rice Institute. West Hall
William M. Rice Institute--Buildings
William M. Rice Institute--Alumni and alumnae
World War, 1914-1918
Embres, E. D.
Eaton, Thomas B.
Flying Owls aerial view above Residence Halls, Rice Institute
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Rice University Archives general photo files, "Designated Area - Campus Aerial view 1921," Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University