Saturday, December 20, 2014

December 20th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

“Old Green Tom” Part IV of IV


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Today’s photos continue a collection of the statue of Thomas Green Clemson, which sits in front of Tillman Hall, better known as "Old Green Tom."

The above photo shows how popular “Old Green Tom” can be with the cheerleaders! It’s a great photo-op for both groups!

Sometimes, “Old Green Tom” wants to relive some of his younger days by getting a football in his hand.


“Old Green Tom” always look a little better when a co-ed is draped in his arms.


I hope this 4 part series has brought back some good memories…and good moments…from a great Clemson tradition.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

December 19th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

“Old Green Tom” Part III of IV


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Today’s photos continue a collection of the statue of Thomas Green Clemson, which sits in front of Tillman Hall, better known as "Old Green Tom."

The above photo is one of Tom with a beer can at the ready.

There has been more than one occasion that “Old Green Tom” has been decorated by students to fit the mood of a holiday!


Prior to a big game, “Old Green Tom” will sometime get a bit of “orange war paint” to be ready for battle!

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

December 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

“Old Green Tom” Part II of III


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Today’s photos continue a collection of the statue of Thomas Green Clemson, which sits in front of Tillman Hall, better known as "Old Green Tom."

The above photo is one of Tom being the center of attention with some high profile people of Clemson.

Sometimes, we do not protect Old Green Tom as well as we should. Or, rather, maybe the lack of respect from human beings sometimes rears its ugly head.

Sometime Old Green Tom is moved around so he can be “touched up” to look a bit nicer.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 17th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

“Old Green Tom” Part I of II


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Today’s photos are a collection of the statue of Thomas Green Clemson, which sits in front of Tillman Hall, better known as "Old Green Tom."

The old man started with humble beginnings under the skillful supervision of sculptor Abe Wolfe Davidson in Riggs Hall during the 1930s. The above photo shows Davidson working on the statue.

The next photo shows the Cadets raising their blade in salute of Old Green Tom shortly after he went on display.

The next photo shows the statue overlooking some Freshman Rats beating a drum on a night prior to a big football game.


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December 16th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

More 1930’s Clemson Campus


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Today’s photo is from the 1930’s and shows a variety of photos from around campus. The above photo is of the old 3rd Barracks.

The 3rd Barracks was located directly across from the Calhoun Mansion and was an integral part of Clemson’s Military history. The 3rd Barracks was replaced in 1954 by the Johnstone Hall complex.

The next photo is a wide shot of the Main Building.

Known as the Main Building for the first half of the twentieth century, it was formally named Tillman Hall in honor of Governor Benjamin Tillman, one of the seven original trustees of Clemson, by the Board of Trustees at their meeting in the first week of July, 1946.

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