Fantastic photograph of the Eclipse of the Sun, 1925

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West Chester professional photographer Joseph Belt captured this eclipse of the sun that occurred on January 24, 1925 by making an exposure once every five minutes. This photograph was made on a single glass plate negative. Joseph Belt did his best photography with glass plate negatives, he continued to use them when other photographers had moved to flexible film.

In 1925, Pennsylvania was right in the path for the best viewing. The weather was cold, but the sky was clear of cloud cover.

Here’s looking forward to the 2017 eclipse – be sure to observe all safety regulations!

Pamela Powell, Photo Archivist