Sunglasses in History

Contest Info

  • Started: 6/29/2011 11:00
  • Ended: 7/2/2011 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 50
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Sunglasses in History
Contest Directions: June 27 every year is known as Sunglasses Day. The date was chosen because at the end of June the summer is in full swing, and the sun is high in the sky, and we all need sunglasses to protect our eyes. Smoke tinted glasses were invented before 1430 in China. But, they weren't for sun protection. Judges wore them in court so nobody could see their eyes and guess their opinion before a verdict was declared. Sunglasses as we know them today are a 20th century phenomenon. In the 1930s, the military commissioned glasses that would protect pilots from sun glare. But, they didn't become a real fad until the 1960s when an ad campaign said... "Who's Behind those Foster Grants?".
In belated celebration of Sunglasses Day at Freaking News, let's show that sunglasses were popular through all the history - add any kinds of sunglasses to works of art and movies.

Contest Info

    • Started: 6/29/2011 11:00
    • Ended: 7/2/2011 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 50
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
50 hi-res pictures
  • King Kong Trades Woman with Sunglasses

    King Kong Trades Woman with Sunglasses
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's with New Sunglasses

    Breakfast at Tiffany's with New Sunglasses
  • Marlon Brando in Glasses

    Marlon Brando in Glasses
  • Girl Wearing Retro Sunglasses in Old Painting

    Girl Wearing Retro Sunglasses in Old Painting
  • Over the Hedge Animals in Sunglasses

    Over the Hedge Animals in Sunglasses
  • The Jazz Wasp Playing a Saxophone

    The Jazz Wasp Playing a Saxophone
  • Nemo and Friends Wearing Glasses

    Nemo and Friends Wearing Glasses
  • Chuck Norris Wearing Pink Sunglasses

    Chuck Norris Wearing Pink Sunglasses
  • Durer Painting Wearing Sunglasses

    Durer Painting Wearing Sunglasses
  • Abe Lincoln Wearing Sunglasses

    Abe Lincoln Wearing Sunglasses
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