Spectacles

Object Number: 
1941.1213
Date: 
1770-1780
Medium: 
Steel, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 in. ( 2.2 x 11.4 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Steel spectacles with oval lenses and "C" shaped bridge; double-hinged (Ayscough type) temples with circular loops at ends.
Gallery Label: 
Major-General Israel Putnam, who played a controversial part in the battle of Long Island, is said to have worn these spectacles during the Revolutionary War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group