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Detail from the scene "The 12 year old Jesus among the Scribes", from  an altar-piece consisting of nine scenes illustrating St. Mary's life, unknown artist identified as the "Hausbuchmeister" so called after the mediaeval "Hausbuch" (Schloß Wolfegg), circa 1500.  Landesmuseum Mainz, Germany
Detail from the scene "The 12 year old Jesus among the Scribes", from an altar-piece consisting of nine scenes illustrating St. Mary's life, unknown artist identified as the "Hausbuchmeister" so called after the mediaeval "Hausbuch" (Schloß Wolfegg), circa 1500. Landesmuseum Mainz, Germany
Gold and enamel spectacles and case, Geneva, Switzerland, circa 1790, # 57.770, The Walter's Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
Gold and enamel spectacles and case, Geneva, Switzerland, circa 1790, # 57.770, The Walter's Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
 
Long handled Lorgnettes, mostly silver, circa last quarter 19th century
Long handled Lorgnettes, mostly silver, circa last quarter 19th century
A Knight of Santiago, by Francisco Pacheco (Spanish 1564-1644), 1626 (or 1625?), oil on canvas, Williams College Museum of Art, Gift of John T. Winkhaus, Jr., Class of 1935, in memory of Karl E. Weston, 58.14
A Knight of Santiago, by Francisco Pacheco (Spanish 1564-1644), 1626 (or 1625?), oil on canvas, Williams College Museum of Art, Gift of John T. Winkhaus, Jr., Class of 1935, in memory of Karl E. Weston, 58.14

World’s Finest Public Collections Temple Spectacles Slide Show
Guide to Assist and Identification Spectacles of Well Known People in History
English Terminology for Spectacles Slide Show of X-Bridge Spectacles
Two World Class “Objects of Virtue”, A must see for everyone Benjamin Martin's Visual Glasses
Participating Institutions

Franklin: Father of the Bifocal

Preserving and Restoring Ophthalmic Antiques Michael Lebby Wearing the BOA Museum Collection (Several Slideshows)
Treasures, Missing, Mistaken, and Abused Magnificent Mother of Pearl Slideshow
Solid Ivory Objects

Early Dated Cases

Optical Fans Objects Made of Horn Slide Show

Edward Scarlett's Trade Card, 1714-1727

Objects Made of Baleen (Whalebone)
Optisches Museum, Jena

Rivet Spectacles-The Earliest Style

Museo Frederic Marès Slide Show of Objects Made of Tortoiseshell

Developmental History of the Telescope

The Madame Heymann Optical Collection

Slide Show of Group Images from a Prominent Private Collection

Unique Anachronisms Showing Eyeglasses

Abraham Lincoln’s Eyeglasses: A Fresh Look Reveals a World-Class Treasure Adam's Patent Spectacles
Anamorphic Art, an Unconventional Way of Seeing  

Future Additions

Eskimo Snow Goggles, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT Collections of the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT Celebrity Eyewear, Ohio State University, College of Optometry, Columbus, OH Optisches Museum, Jena, Germany
Highlighted Group Images
Louisiana State Universtity Medical Eye Department, New Orleans, LA Eye Baths, New York Academy of Medicine Library, New York, NY Assorted 18th - 19th century Cases. Utrecht University Museum Optical Heritage Museum, American Optical
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