For years, astronomers working at Palomar Observatory would document their visit by taking a snapshot (usually with a Polaroid camera on the steps of the Monastery) of themselves and their observing teams. These were added to a set of photo albums, providing a visual record of the those fortunate enough to come to use the Big Eye.
Presented here are 189 digitized photos from these albums, roughly covering the 1960s and 1970s. I have avoided touching up the photos for the most part. They retain the flaws, lighting problems and compositional issues of the originals. Although there must be quite a few missing albums, these are all the pictures I could find.
There are quite a few unidentified individuals in the photos, and I suspect there are also some mis-identifications and photos with incorrect dates. The pictures are numbered, so if you can identify someone, spot a mistake, or can provide a correct date, please let me know, and I will update the labels on the page. If you know where the missing albums are, please let me know.
A link to the image page can be found here. Enjoy.
-L. Armus, June 2018