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.
(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.