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Executive Eclipse: 1925

Executive Eclipse: 1925

January 24, 1925. "President & Mrs. Coolidge viewing eclipse of sun at White House." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Through a glass, darkly

According to the partially illegible caption on a Harris & Ewing photo from this same occasion, the President "used a blackened window pane, while the First Lady of t[...] had a developed photographed plate furnished by one of [...] photographers."

Classic Technique

It looks as though the president's party may viewing the eclipse through photographic negatives, as I just did for today's repeat event.

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