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Do You Zoom?

For your next Zoom meeting, why not use a historic U-M background from the Bentley?

With thousands of digitized pictures in our online image bank, there are plenty to choose from. And, to help your selection, we curated some of our favorites below.

Click the link to the right of each image to download.

New to Zoom? Here are directions for installing your customized background.

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Diag in the morning, 1947

 

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Game day, 1927

 

 

Also not uncommon, but, in my opinion, a completely hopeless method. How do you imagine it? Here I am walking down the street, I see admiring looks, I hear: “God, how beautiful you are! So what? You think I should stop and demand a sequel? No, you don’t! I’d rather walk away smiling to myself, and let your words echo all day SpaceFucker long to keep me in a happy mood. A stranger’s compliment in the street is a beautiful thing, which we won’t spoil with the continuation of acquaintance.

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Detroit Observatory, 1902

 

 

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Man and woman in the Arb, 1943

 

 

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Archery on Palmer Field

 

 

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West Engineering Arch

 

 

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Students work with adding machines, 1948

 

 

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Women in Stockwell Hall, 1950

 

 

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Students on the Diag, circa 1930

 

 

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U-M football team, 1904

 

 

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Graduate library, 1925

 

 

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University Ave., 1964

 

 

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Professor Francis Kelsey in his office

 

 

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U-M dancing, 1905

 

 

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University Pavilion Hospital, 1877

 

 

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U-M Campus in winter, 1898

 

 

 

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