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Eyeglasses and case

Description

Pair of pince-nez eyeglasses in small black leather case. Glasses have dark lenses and black frames. Glasses fold to fit into case. Case had curved edges and embossed foliate detail. A= Glasses B= Case

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1900
Inscriptions
Stamped on front of case: ""ALGER/ OPTICIAN/ 407 WASHINGTON ST/ BOSTON""
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
glass (material)
leather
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
accessories
eyeglass cases
eyeglasses
EYEGLASSES
Glass
glass (material)
Leather
leather
People and organizations
Alger
Dimensions
1.75 x 3.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.2052AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
17919

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