Spectacles, Single Earpiece

Description
The Copp Family of Stonington, Connecticut owned these metal spectacles around 1820. The spectacles are broken, with only one lens and earpiece.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1820
owner; user
Copp Family
place owned; place used
United States: Connecticut, Stonington
Physical Description
iron (frame material)
glass (lens material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 10.795 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
DL.006546.02
catalog number
6546.02
accession number
28810
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
subject
Eyeglasses
Optics
Personal Accessories
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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