|Tug LION. Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.|
That same day, at about 9.a.m., Morris was taking another shot with his camera. The picture of the full solar eclipse below must have been taken somewhere above 90th Street in Manhattan or up into the Bronx, because that was where the eclipse became total. It was quite an event in New York with dozens of planes and even the Navy's largest dirigible, the LOS ANGELES, in the air to take photos of the rare happening. The 1925 eclipse was the last total one to be visible in a large U.S. metropolitan area, and Morris was able to get a number of shots in the short time that the birds were heading back to roost at such an odd time of the day.
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|1925 Total Eclipse, New York City. Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.|