Institutions Which Acknowledge Scientific Aspects of Antique Vision Aids

Single wire spectacles with a ring loop (as opposed to the Klemmer clip seen with Nuremburg spectacles), one section of the case, brass, dated to 1592-1596 (based on the archeological context), Bureau Monuments & Archeology, Amsterdam, unusual
Single wire spectacles with a ring loop (as opposed to the Klemmer clip seen with Nuremberg spectacles), one section of the case, brass, dated to 1592-1596 (based on the archeological context), Bureau Monuments & Archeology, Amsterdam, unusual
Unidentified Quaker, daguerreotype, circa 1840s– 50s,  #2000.100.1727, Courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Now thought to be Joshua Wilder, Hingham, MA clockmaker.
Unidentified Quaker, daguerreotype, circa 1840s– 50s, #2000.100.1727, Courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Now thought to be Joshua Wilder, Hingham, MA clockmaker.
Two pair of round frame temple spectacles, steel, green lenses, shagreen case with silver accents, for two pair, circa 1800
Two pair of round frame temple spectacles, steel, green lenses, shagreen case with silver accents, for two pair, circa 1800
Mendele Mokher Seforim (Mendele the Book Peddler)(1835-1917), Jewish author and one of the founders of modern Yiddish and Hebrew literature, wearing late 19th century glasses, National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA
Mendele Mokher Seforim (Mendele the Book Peddler)(1835-1917), Jewish author and one of the founders of modern Yiddish and Hebrew literature, wearing late 19th century glasses, National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA
Mendele Mokher Seforim (Mendele the Book Peddler)(1835-1917), Jewish author and one of the founders of modern Yiddish and Hebrew literature, wearing late 19th century glasses, National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA
archeological context
Simple magnifier, brass, missing the lens, dated to1575-1650 (based on the archeological context), width 10.2 cm, Bureau Monuments & Archeology, Amsterdam

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