Verdi Opera Glasses

This is a brass instrument with pearl on the barrels, center focus and eyecups. The barrels are flared, and have ornate metal at top and bottom. The objective lenses are 30 mm in diameter. The length is 5.5 cm closed. The frame at the eye end is marked “ACPa / July 26. 95.” The eyecups are marked “VERDI ET / PARIS.” A paper tag reads “Quaker Clothing Relief.”
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
Object Type
opera glasses
Date made
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
shell (overall material)
monogram (bridge style)
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Clothing & Accessories
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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