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Eclipses in Art: Welcome

A research guide to finding information about solar eclipses and other celestial phenomena in art, historic measuring devices, and how to safely view and photograph eclipses

Solar Eclipse @ SLAM


Unknown photographer. Untitled (Eclipse). 1930s (Possibly April 28, 1930). Saint Louis Art Museum, Gift of John R. and Teenuh M. Foster. 319:2018   NOT ON VIEW

For a list of solar eclipses that transpired in the 1930s, see Solar and Lunar Eclipses Worldwide 1930-1939

Related Museum Objects

Joseph Cornell. How to Make an Eclipse. c. 1963-65. Saint Louis Art Museum, Gift of The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation 1995:1996 NOT ON VIEW

Honore Daumier. The Day of the Eclipse, published April 25, 1846. Saint Louis Art Museum, Gift of Horace Swope 728:1915 NOT ON VIEW

Open Access from JSTOR

Locate journal content, books, images, media, and research reports using JSTOR's Open Access (OA) Portal. Try searching "Solar Eclipse."

Recommended Books @ SLAM

Recommended Books @ SLPL

The American Eclipse (2017)

David Baron's award-winning book about the 1878 solar eclipse as observed by three pioneering scientists: planet hunter James Craig Watson, astronomer Maria Mitchell, and inventor Thomas Edison.

Listen to an author's talk held at Denver's Tattered Cover Bookstore on August 21, 2017: