Typed note attached to negative states "ground-breaking ceremonies at the California Institute of Technology yesterday for the $1,000,000 group of dormitories were featured by the use of a steam shovel, instead of the usual small spade, while an added appropriate touch was given by the punch, a synthetic concoction. Charles Dickerman is seen at controls of shovel. Sidney Zipser poises the bottle of punch (just before he dropped it) and Roscoe Downs poses in left foreground."
Related to the article “Caltech Acquires ‘Ossie,’ Oscillograph to Photograph Atoms at Rate of 100,000,000 Per Second Unique Device.” Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 1928. “… known to well-informed electrical engineers as a cold cathode ray oscillograph which, in unscientific language, is a giant camera that records the antics of the electron particles composing an electric current. …”