Orton Hall

Orton Hall, Homer D. Lytle (image courtesy of Larry McCulloch)
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The trees populating this photo of the western side of Orton Hall were not crisply rendered on a windy day as they might have been with later camera technology. Instead, this plate’s accompanying report states that the camera shutter was open for three seconds, long enough to cause the spring leaves to smear blurry clouds on Lytle’s negative. One hundred years of changes are also evident in the landscape: Mirror Lake in its present incarnation is absent; the faculty club would not appear in the foreground for another 22 years.