Posted by John Dojka on January 5, 2010
I can see this section of the roof of Jonsson-Rowland Science Center from my office window and the apparatus in this photo is no longer there. Does anyone know what this apparatus was and how it was used? When it was installed and/or removed?
Posted by John Dojka on October 23, 2009
This is a photo of an athletic team, but I'm not sure which one or when it was taken (1960s?). I think it may be the tennis team, because I've seen the coach in other pictures. Do you know? Can you identify the coach or any of the team members?
Posted by John Dojka on September 15, 2009
If you're new to this blog, let me explain what the mystery images are all about. We have a large photograph collection that contains images of RPI people, subjects and events. When photographs arrive in the Archives from various sources, we file them into the collection. This all works great -- when the photos are identified! If the photos are not marked in any way, then it's up to me or other Archives staff to figure out who, what or when. If we draw a blank, the photos go into a stack of "unidentified photos" until we get some helpful information.
Posted by John Dojka on July 10, 2009
The mystery of this image is not what is it or who is it, but when is it? The photograph pictures a parking lot east of Blaw-Knox and north of the academic campus. The location looks more like a military base than a college campus! The paved area is only half the size of what is now referred to as the North Lot -- that's where I park every working day.
Posted by John Dojka on March 31, 2009
I've mentioned my fondness for happenstance before, but I must tell you again that I get pretty excited when I stumble upon an answer! Today, I was browsing through Alumni News from 1969 and there on the front page of the February issue was Mystery Image #10! The photo pictures the Henry Sage Estate or "Fernbrook" located in Menands, NY.