Residential Halls and Commons with Athletic Field and Tennis Courts, Rice Institute
Embres, E.D. and Eaton, Thomas B.
An aerial photograph of the William M. Rice Institute campus. Shown are the Commons, and the South, East, and West Halls, or residential colleges, with the tennis courts visible in the upper right. Figures can be seen on the sidewalks, along with the covered walkway between the Commons and the South Hall. The evenly-spaced trees along the roadways are also visible. In the background are large open fields, and Main Street can be seen in the upper left-hand corner. Part of the aircraft can be seen in the lower left-hand corner of the photograph. The photograph was taken by E.D. Embres and Thomas B. Eaton, Institute alumni, who had served as airmen in World War I. 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 twelve 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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