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Optical

Object Number: 
2002.1.2315
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Metal, glass, paper, ribbon
Dimensions: 
Box: 6 x 1 3/8 x 1/2 in.; Glasses: 5 x 1 x 1/4 in.
Description: 
This hard black cardboard case is lined with leather and contains a pair of silver metal glasses with straight ear pieces and one broken lens. The case has a faded, illegible gold symbol on the front and a black ribbon attached through a hole near the top for hanging around the neck.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group