Homecoming Floats

For eleven years (1950-1960), students constructed Homecoming floats and had parades. It seems like the short-lived tradition died out from lack of interest.

This 1952 sophomore float is one part gruesome and one part awesome.

This 1952 sophomore float is one part gruesome and one part awesome.

Here are the sophomores in 1958 building a giant Sammy.

Here are the sophomores in 1958 building a giant Sammy.

If you recognize that house, please let us know.

Photographs from: Rice University Archives general photo files, “Homecoming 1952” and “Homecoming 1958″, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University 

One thought on “Homecoming Floats

  1. The house where the float was being built (only the driveway shown) was my parents’ home at 2112 Dryden. A photo of the completed float, titled “Hanging Out the Long Gray Line,” also is in the archives and was posted on Melissa Kean’s blog before the Army game.

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