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
  • 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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