mystery image

Posted by T. A. Gobert on December 13, 2017
An astute subscriber to RPI History Revealed recently pointed out that the Archives blog has been going strong for ten years!  In honor of the blog’s creator, Amy Rupert (a.k.a. AmytheArchivist), I think it’s time to harken back to one of her signature series - mystery images!
Posted by Jenifer Monger on February 12, 2015
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 collections that we house. We have certain items because they say Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute but we don't know who owned them, wore them, or touched them. We simply know that at some point in history certain items had particular significance to someone!
Posted by T. A. Gobert on November 17, 2014
During Rensselaer’s recent Family Weekend, the Institute Archives held a “show & tell” for campus visitors.  We displayed an assortment of items documenting the student experience at Rensselaer, focusing on the changing campus landscape, housing over the years, Grand Marshall history and activities, and RPI hockey.
Posted by Jenifer Monger on January 16, 2014
It's time for another mystery image! I realized this morning that we haven't posted anything bewildering in quite a while. Who is the man in the photo? Can anyone tell us about that specimen he seems to be focusing on?
Posted by Jenifer Monger on November 28, 2012
I retrieved another image from the "unidentified" box of photographs today in the Archives. This one really caught my attention, mainly because of the technology! Can you identify this man? Not only that, can you identify this computer? When was this cutting edge?
Posted by Jenifer Monger on October 25, 2012
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!).
Posted by Amy the Archivist on July 1, 2011
We're wrapping up our five-day mystery image blitz with an image that I find curious. There's just something odd about the pose of the two men and the looks on their faces! I really wish I knew more about the context of this photograph. Does anyone know who they are and why they would have been pictured together?
Posted by Amy the Archivist on June 30, 2011
Hmmmm, about a size 11? Who is this man who puts his feet up at work?
Posted by Amy the Archivist on June 29, 2011
We're on a roll! Two identifications down, three to go. Give this one a try.
Posted by John Dojka on June 28, 2011
Can you help us identify the person in this photograph?  It contains at least two clues.  The one legible book title in the stack behind him is The Analysis of Linear Circuits by Charles M. Close.  This may indicate he was a member of the electrical engineering faculty.  The second clue is his hair style, which looks mid-1970s to mid-1980s.
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