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My great uncle and aunt were photographers back in their times. They lived very close to the campus (buena vista drive). She died a couple of years ago and willed me all of her photos, which were in slide format. Finally this week I got around to looking at the slides and one of the first boxes I came to had these of the campus in it. It was labeled Nov '70. There may be more coming, as I have over 3000 to go through. I thought I would share with you in case any of you were there during this time. Nothing earth shattering. Roll Tide!
University of Alabama campus from November of 1970. Taken by Dale and Lillian Bowen. Copyright is owned by TG Allen Photography, Inc.
This post was edited by HawgTide 19 months ago
Very cool. Thanks for posting.
"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." -Coach Bryant
Those are awesome. Thanks.
On Alabama: CeCe Jefferson - "It was a bunch of beautiful women..." Reggie Ragland - "oh the females of course..."
The last photo of the statue, where was that on the campus? Also, I liked the fountain in front of Rose.
The university may actually be interested in some of these in case they show something that they would like to have on record.
That's a good question. Hopefully somebody recognizes it, otherwise I may have to remove it. They traveled all over the world so it might be from San Salvador for all I know. It was in the same box though.
I'm pretty sure that fountain used to be right outside Bryant Hall didn't it? Anybody know? Awesome pics.
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I would be happy to share. They were big fans of the Tide. I'm sure my little slide scanner didn't do these photos much justice.
I'm trying to figure out what the building is in the background. Thanks for the photos. I love looking at these.
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard as it seems - Led Zeppelin
That was the statue in front of Bryant Hall (the Ape Dorm) I was a student that year and wondered where that statue ended up.
Great thread. Thanks, OP.
"That's the way it goes. But don't forget, it goes the other way too."
Nice thanks OP!!
Just added some from 1960, including the game at MSU! Hope there's more to come. Thanks everyone!
good stuff. really liked that second batch
Wow, those are awesome.
Kind of wish the fraternities still did those banners at homecoming. Really like the fountain in front of Rose Administration. Sadly, probably wouldn't be able to have that now due to the tailgating on the Quad. People would fall in it, piss in it, throw stuff in it, etc.
Every time I see a photo of Denny chimes I think about playing touch football on the Quad as a student. We would always play off to the east side of Denny chimes towards the chemistry building. Thanks for posting these pictures.
Wow! I bet the University would like to have some of the photos for display.
Thanks for sharing. My family moved to Tuscaloosa in 1970 when I was 5 so these photos are very interesting to me. I was a Phi Gam at UA so photo 1 was a great start to the photo gallery. Did you/family have any connection with Phi Gam or was it just a random photo?
that is awesome, thanks for taking the time to share those!
I'm a current Phi Gam, and those photos of the house before the new band room and front wall are pretty awesome to see. RTR and Perge!
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