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 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
  • Thomas Jefferson Wearing Sunglasses

    Thomas Jefferson Wearing Sunglasses
  • Mr Rushmore Wearing Sunglasses by Cartier

    Mr Rushmore Wearing Sunglasses by Cartier
  • Evolution Eyewear

    Evolution Eyewear
  • Robert E Lee Wearing Sunglasses

    Robert E Lee Wearing Sunglasses
  • Queen Elizabeth Wearing Sunglasses

    Queen Elizabeth Wearing Sunglasses
  • Poker Dogs Wearing Glasses

    Poker Dogs Wearing Glasses
  • American Gothic Painting Wearing Sunglasses

    American Gothic Painting Wearing Sunglasses
  • Cheeta Wearing Sunglasses and Smoking

    Cheeta Wearing Sunglasses and Smoking
  • Nefertiri Wearing Sunglasses

    Nefertiri Wearing Sunglasses
  • Thomas Jefferson Wearing Patriotic Sunglasses

    Thomas Jefferson Wearing Patriotic Sunglasses
  • Fish Wearing Sunglasses

    Fish Wearing Sunglasses
  • Jesus Wearing Sunglasses

    Jesus Wearing Sunglasses
  • Girl Wearing Sunglasses in Old Painting

    Girl Wearing Sunglasses in Old Painting
  • Robin Hood Wearing Sunglasses

    Robin Hood Wearing Sunglasses
  • Buddha Wearing Sunglasses

    Buddha Wearing Sunglasses
  • Ra Wearing Sunglasses

    Ra Wearing Sunglasses
  • Nude Woman Covered with Sunglasses

    Nude Woman Covered with Sunglasses
  • Napoleon Wearing Sunglasses

    Napoleon Wearing Sunglasses
  • Little Girl Wearing Sunglasses Painting

    Little Girl Wearing Sunglasses Painting
  • God Giving Adam Sunglasses

    God Giving Adam Sunglasses
  • Marilyn Wearing Sunglasses

    Marilyn Wearing Sunglasses
  • Cool George Washington Wearing Sunglasses

    Cool George Washington Wearing Sunglasses
  • Ben Franklin Wearing Sunglasses

    Ben Franklin Wearing Sunglasses
  • Little Girl with Mickey Mouse Glasses

    Little Girl with Mickey Mouse Glasses
  • Pilot Wearing Sunglasses

    Pilot Wearing Sunglasses
  • Michelangelo Painting Wearing Sunglasses

    Michelangelo Painting Wearing Sunglasses
  • Edward Of Wales Wearing Frog Sunglasses

    Edward Of Wales Wearing Frog Sunglasses
  • Doubtin Thomas Glasses

    Doubtin Thomas Glasses
  • Mona Lisa Wearing Sunglasses

    Mona Lisa Wearing Sunglasses
  • Moses Wearing Sunglasses

    Moses Wearing Sunglasses
  • Girl Carrying Grapes Wearing Sunglasses

    Girl Carrying Grapes Wearing Sunglasses
  • Magritte Painting Wearing Sunglasses

    Magritte Painting Wearing Sunglasses
  • King Kong Wearing Sunglasses

    King Kong Wearing Sunglasses
  • Cool Durer Wearing Sunglasses

    Cool Durer Wearing Sunglasses
  • Napoleon Wearing Sunglasses

    Napoleon Wearing Sunglasses
  • Cupid Wearing Sunglasses

    Cupid Wearing Sunglasses
  • Flip Shades

    Flip Shades
  • Saint Paul Wearing Sunglasses

    Saint Paul Wearing Sunglasses
  • International Leaders Wearing Sunglasses

    International Leaders Wearing Sunglasses
  • Reflected in Casey's Eyes

    Reflected in Casey's Eyes
50 image entries
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