Spectacles

Description
These gold-plated eyeglass frames with rectangular glass lenses connected by a broad bridge date from about 1850 to 1880. The straight temples terminate in teardrop-shaped fenestrations.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spectacles
date made
1850-1880
1850-1900
maker
unknown
Physical Description
gold (frames material)
glass (lenses material)
Measurements
extended: 1.8 cm x 11.9 cm x 13.4 cm; 11/16 in x 4 11/16 in x 5 1/4 in
ID Number
1981.0828.12
catalog number
1981.0828.12
accession number
1981.0828
subject
Eyeglasses
Ophthalmology
Education
Ophthalmology
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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