If something is hot enough, it emits light in wavelengths visible to the human eye. This is called incandescence. If you’ve ever seen the reddish, orange-ish or yellowish glow from Kilauea Volcano’s lava lake or an active lava flow, you have observed incandescence.
The Tribune-Herald each Saturday is publishing a photo from the Lyman Museum’s John Howard Pierce Photography Collection. The museum is seeking help identifying the people and places in the pictures, most of which are from the 1960s and ’70s. Those with information about the subjects in the photos can contact the museum by calling 935-5021 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. THIS PHOTO (NO. 16064) was captured April 14, 1961.