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
        • nice ^^ love it

          [Edited by User on 7/2/2011 4:50:02 AM]
        • Lol, King Kong remained with the glasses and the Dino took the girl...awesome work!
        • This is what a call a beautificent job! Also known as "freaktastic"!

          It's perfect already but I would also add the sunglasses to the girl, and make the dino shades way larger, like those that Paris Hilton uses!
        • Congrats on the gold, beautiful work...like it a lot!
        • newsy: yep, that would've been a great idea, sorry didn't have the time to edit before the deadline !!
        • Salis, no problem, this chop is a treat as it is!

          Congrats on the win, mate!
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's with New Sunglasses

    Breakfast at Tiffany's with New Sunglasses
        • You always do Excellent Clean work Sunshin3 ,Grts on the Silver !!!
        • Very stylish! Gotta luv the retro angle here!
        • Congratulations. Your images are like a trip to Disneyland as a boy of 10 years. Enjoyable and creatively unique.
        • Love the movie, love the work... awesome and congrats!!
        • congrats Sun, great job, re-touching this messy source seems to be a challenge !!,
        • Big thanks Paul, Sams, Kellie, Boulpix, Disasterman, Chili, Newsy, Geriatric, JimShorts, Salis for the lovely comments and glad you like it
  • Marlon Brando in Glasses

    Marlon Brando in Glasses
        • Marlon Brando is Wowwwww , Thx JoaoN !!!
        • Good job. You made him look like a model for these shades! I would add slight shadows from the glasses though for more realism
        • Bronze for Chili, the flying Dutch-Man! Congrats!
  • Girl Wearing Retro Sunglasses in Old Painting

    Girl Wearing Retro Sunglasses in Old Painting
        • Very clean work. I love how you added the shadows from the glasses and showed here eyes through the glasses - looks authentic!
        • Nice info about the sunglasses too. I'd love to have a pair of these as a piece of history!
  • Over the Hedge Animals in Sunglasses

    Over the Hedge Animals in Sunglasses
        • Excellent! That salesman looks a bit shady, no?
        • Hahaha! The "shady" sales man!
          Luv the shady critters!
  • The Jazz Wasp Playing a Saxophone

    The Jazz Wasp Playing a Saxophone
        • This is a SUPER chop. I just wish it followed the directions (glasses in "movies" and "art")
  • 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
        • The way you did a reflection and showed eyes through the glasses deserves a merit. Also nice to see your chops again, Mundo!
  • 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
        • Nice work, I had the same picture and was going to do a duo of grant and Lee. But couldn't find the right 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
        • Funny stuff. I just wish it followed the contest directions (glasses in art and movies)
  • Nefertiri Wearing Sunglasses

    Nefertiri Wearing Sunglasses
        • Hahaha, you made her look like a modern fashion model!
          Super!
        • Very clever and nicely done! "Protect your eyes from Ra" is hysterical!
        • What is this doing so far down in the rankings? WRONG!
        • Nice work! May I ask what type font is that, you used on the statue base? Thanks!!!!
  • 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
        • Ok , I've seen you before , The Glasses do'nt fool me !!!!!! LOL
  • 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
        • Hahaha, she looks like a geek in these shades! Great work on the eyes and reflecions
  • Moses Wearing Sunglasses

    Moses Wearing Sunglasses
        • More like writing the universal laws that most of the population breaks everyday !!!! LOL
        • Good job, but the glasses need some shadows
  • 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
        • hope everyone is having a great day.. and happy fourth of july... if i don't see you guys til next week keep bring in those votes please id really appreciate it thank you soo much .. to those vot have voted already
        • Thanks for the smiley face,
          Glad you liked it newsmaster
  • 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
        • Rock a bye baby in the treetops...
          How's that?
50 image entries
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