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.
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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 Watsonville. On the road, the […]
Mug shot: A photograph of someone’s face especially one made for police records. The word ”mug shots” comes from the British slang word “mug” meaning “face.” Early in the morning on May 30th, 1907, Bertha, believing her husband was planning on leaving her, took a razor and sliced off his penis. While her husband ran to get […]
Five of the more than 150 girls who took part in the annual Easter Bonnet Fashion Show at Panorama Recreation Center on April 17, 1965, show off their efforts. From front to back are Linda Crate, 13, Bonnie Weisman, 13, Terri Strauss, 13, Wendy Hames, 13, and Laurie Miller, also 13. The event was produced by […]