Vanished into Thin Air? This picture from 1942 has captured the imagination of all whose lives it has touched since Archivist Jan Blodgett discovered it on a quest for legacy graduation photos.
Show Them the Money: Soon after receiving this loving cup in Miami, Davidson’s national 1979 College Bowl champs—(l-r) Tom Ruby ’79, James Gibert ’79, the late Professor of English Charles Lloyd, Sheri Gravett ’81, Tim Newcomb ’81, and Ed Trumbull ’81—attended a posh club luncheon with congratulatory Charlotte alumni.
When The Roll is Called Up Yonder: At regular weekday chapel services during common hour, attendance was duly noted by the likes of the chap pictured here.
Blue Plate Special: In honor of a pending transitional event in the current life of the college, can you name the mid-20th-century event pictured here?
Know When to Fold ’em: In this issue’s 1957 Quips & Cranks photo, a trio of sophomores use baskets, not bags, to transport their laundry.
Behind the Eight Ball: The College Archives has no date or other information about the giant eight ball once painted onto one of the balls atop the gates given to the college by the Class of 1924, which stood for decades at the driveway beside the president’s home.
Tell-Tale Sign: Who are those kids? Or maybe you can name a person in the stands behind the Wildcat. Or who is inside that mascot costume?—
Tearing Down Walls: Taken in 1975 during a pivotal decade in Davidson’s history: the college was newly coeducational at the same time that it was moving into its second full decade of racial integration.
Reel Deal: Carrels of Babble: On the other hand, fashion is relative. Can anybody peg some of the pre-groovy studious students studying here via modern mid-century electromagnetic audio technology?