University of Texas,
Main Building Physics Photo Album, 1932
All pictures (except the Main Building exterior photos) were taken by Charles Carver Raines (1914-84), a graduate student. He later worked for the Department of Astronomy in the 1960s. A few early Painter photos are included. Charles also captured a widely circulated photo associated with the 1935 Austin Flood. A house was carried over the Austin Dam. Charles C. Raines was in position, and photographed the dam collapse then rushed back to the University Physics Department to develop the film. Discovering that the film had not advanced on the sprockets and that the shot was lost, he returned to make this exposure.
These pictures were part of Professor Malcolm Colby’s photograph collection. They were generously made available by Carol Colby Baxter, Colby’s granddaughter; Steve Colby, his grandson and Molly Colby Williams, his great-granddaughter. Their kind help is much appreciated.