Category Archives: RPI Trivia

Spirit Day 2015: Mystery Gear

This Friday is RPI’s 4th annual Spirit Day, in which member’s of the Rensselaer community are encouraged to show their pride by wearing or displaying RPI gear. We consider spirit everyday here in the Archives where it pervades the memorabilia … Continue reading

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Create Your Own!

When we provide titles or descriptions to images in our database they’re usually very basic and point out identifiable characteristics of the photo so we can easily retrieve it for patrons or internal use. For example, the description for this … Continue reading

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Mystery Image 30 – Update!

Mystery Image #30 generated an incredible amount of interest!  I’m so pleased it was such a great hit. We received a few responses on place and date (Thank You!). General consensus is that the image was taken at the RPI … Continue reading

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Mystery Image 30

Fishing through some unidentified photographs yesterday, I came across a folder labeled “Students” and within it I found this great photograph of a cheering crowd. As I stood above the image smiling (because this photo told me it was the … Continue reading

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Respect the “Seal”

I often browse through old issues of The Polytechnic looking for answers to burning questions. Today’s question brought me to the 1925 issues. Sometimes I happen to read headlines, articles or ads that make me smile. Allow me to share … Continue reading

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