Verdi Opera Glasses

Description
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.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
Object Type
opera glasses
Date made
1895
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
shell (overall material)
monogram (bridge style)
ID Number
CS*291678.002
catalog number
291678.002
accession number
291678
subject
Clothing & Accessories
Optics
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Optics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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