This beautiful photograph was taken circa 1930 and features a view looking eastward through the flower garden from the foot of the Administration Building.
Today, the sculpture, Redlands Deposition, holds a place of prominence in the garden. Look closely and you will see the west side of Currier Gym and an orange grove in the spot the Willis Center now occupies.
This image is from a pane of hand-colored glass called a lantern slide, which was created by using a small piece of glass treated with photographic chemistry, similar to a film negative. Originally, this slide was part of an “armchair lecture,” a group of lantern slides shown in succession, much like a PowerPoint presentation. This and the other slides in the lecture are a part of the permanent collection of the University’s archive materials and are truly treasures, windows into the past.