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.

Date Made: 1850-18801850-1900

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: EyeglassesOphthalmologyEducationOphthalmology


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Credit Line: Gift of Eric P. Muth

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0828.12Catalog Number: 1981.0828.12Accession Number: 1981.0828

Object Name: spectaclesOther Terms: spectacles; Eyeglasses

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-00ae-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1061186

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