Spectacles

Object Number: 
1951.74
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Steel, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 1 x 4 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 10.8 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Steel spectacles with oval lenses connected by "C" bridge; lightweight adjustable turn-pin temples with straight ends.
Gallery Label: 
These spectacles were owned by Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), who served as secretary of the treasury under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, U.S. minister to France and England, and president of The New-York Historical Society from 1843 to 1849.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. A. Fitz Roy Anderson (née Cornelia Gallatin)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group