Flipping Willy: a man attaches straps to William Marsh Rice statue in preparation for turning the statue back around to face East
A man standing on the pedestal of the William Marsh Rice statue, strapping it in preparation for turning it back to its original position following an overnight student prank. He is seen from behind, with an assistant standing on the ground, glancing towards the camera, with a ladder on the other side of the statue. A portion of Fondren Library is visible in the background, along with onlookers and pedestrians moving through the Academic Quad. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
Rice students pulled off one of the most famous Rice pranks by turning the statue of William Marsh Rice around to face Fondren Library on the morning of Tuesday April 12, 1988. Only one student was caught. Turning the statue back around afterwards proved to be a difficult task.
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