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
  • 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
50 image entries
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