When life got too serious on campus in 1912, students used blankets as homemade trampolines, tossing one lucky person many feet into the air. The buildings in the background are Perkins Fine Arts Hall (built 1900, razed 1964) and Coburn Library (built 1892, razed 1964); these buildings stood where Armstrong Hall is now.
These photos are the only known documentation of this pastime, recorded in a scrapbook by Ellen McCaffery ’14. The scrapbook also contains clippings, programs, dance cards, and more. After she graduated in 1914, McCaffery became a teacher in Colorado Springs.