Dover Sun House comic

You always find unexpected and interesting things when browsing archival material.  Here's a comic from the Boston Herald in 1948 that was prompted by the Dover Sun House for Amelia Peabody by architect Eleanor Raymond and engineer Maria Telkes. 

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(It's a poor photo but I did not try to manipulate the image too much.)

I don't have much to say about the content, although it clearly demonstrates that 'active' solar heating was received as a curiosity.  As I discuss in Chapter 6 of the book, the Dover Sun House was probably the most highly-publicized solar house before the 1973 energy crisis.