Rare color photos of 1940s Clemson campus

We’re so used to looking at old photos in black and white that sometimes it’s hard to remember that the world actually existed in color “back then.”  These five rare color photos in the Special Collections Library show campus activities from the early 1940s —  the World War II era — in a much more realistic light.

acc.02-84 rare color photo football c1942

acc02-84 rare color Bowman Field c1941

Clemson President Robert F. Poole and a student look at the 1941 Taps:

acc.02-84 rare color President Poole c 1941

acc.02-84 rare color Tiger Brotherhood c1943

acc02-84 rare color Bowman Field c1943