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 retinal nerves.
Crowd watching a solar eclipse with protective glasses, 1923
- KKK raid on San Pedro’s IWW Hall, 1924 — Share the History Love... San Pedro, California was a hotbed of Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) activity during the 1910s and early 1920s. IWW efforts to organize workers were often met with violence by individuals and organizations that saw them as a threat. In June 1924, the Ku Klux Klan attacked the members of [...]
- Inserting filaments into small light bulbs, 1925 — Share the History Love... A woman is photographed while inserting filaments into small light bulbs, ca 1925. Share the History Love... [...]
- Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon, 1969 — Share the History Love... Astronaut and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin moves toward a position to deploy two components of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP) on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. The Passive Seismic Experiments Package (PSEP) is in his left hand; and in his right hand [...]
- Julia Obear on a bicycle, 1922 — Share the History Love... Informal portrait of Julia Obear, wearing knickers, sweater, and cap, standing outdoors with bicycle on October 21, 1922. She worked as a “messenger girl” at the National Woman’s Party headquarters in Washington, D.C. Share the History Love... [...]
- Boys playing in the sand on Labor Day, 1945 — Share the History Love... Two boys cover themselves with wet sand at a Los Angeles beach on Labor Day, September 3, 1945. Share the History Love... [...]