Crowd watching a solar eclipse with protective glasses, 1923
Share the History Love... On September 10, 1923, a solar eclipse lasting three hours obscured 90 percent of the sunlight over Los Angeles. The watching crowd wore protective glasses but still risked their eyesight: Color or x-ray film filters visible light but offers no protection against the infrared and ultraviolet radiation that can irreversibly burn [...]
Albert Einstein riding a bicycle, 1933
Share the History Love... Albert Einstein riding a bicycle in front of Ben Meyer’s House in Santa Barbara, California on February 6, 1933. Meyer was a California Institute of Technology trustee. Share the History Love... [...]
Migrant agricultural worker’s family, 1936
Share the History Love... Photo shows Florence Thompson with several of her children in a tent shelter as part of the “Migrant Mother” series in Nipomo, California. Florence had seven children and was 32-years-old. In March 1936, after picking beets in the Imperial Valley, Thompson and her family were traveling on U.S. Highway 101 towards [...]
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