Not really. But it’s always a nice surprise when I’m not the one who erred.
In Pender Turnbull’s collection this shot turned up, neatly labeled on the back “Professors at the Sallyport, ca 1913-14″:
My friends, this is simply incorrect! The dating is right but those are not faculty, those are students. Furthermore, we’ve seen those same students before, just about a year ago. I bet you’re too busy to click on that link, so here’s the photo:
The tipoff for me was the totally characteristic stance of the guy in the middle, Elmer Shutts, ’16. He was the manager for several of the early athletic teams so I’ve seen many, many pictures of him standing up. Then I noticed the sort of bucket hat on the other guy and realized I’d seen it before. These two pictures must have been taken on the same day. I bet the third fellow was the photographer up on top of the Administration Building.
In an even more pleasant turn of events, I recognized the handwriting on the back of the picture so I know who made the mistake! Not telling, though. (And not a Woodson staff person either!)