Statue of William Marsh Rice being lifted from its pedestal by a crane, as it is returned to its original position. Original resource is black and white photograph.
"Flipping Willy: a crew lifts the William Marsh Rice statue in turning the statue back around to face East." (1988) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/76794.
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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