Identification & Preservation

Portrait of Jacob Giles Morris, American, c. 1850, small hand-colored photograph, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Gift of Beatrix T. Rumford.
Portrait of Jacob Giles Morris, American, c. 1850, small hand-colored photograph, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Gift of Beatrix T. Rumford.
John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840), Portrait of a Gentleman, miniature painting, 1807, private collection, courtesy of Elle Shushan
John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840), Portrait of a Gentleman, miniature painting, 1807, private collection, courtesy of Elle Shushan
American Storytellers 550, by Andy Thomas, courtesy of Maze Creek Studio     Shows Mark Twain, Will Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Charles Russell, Frederick Remington, Norman Rockwell, Ben Franklin, Ernest Hemingway, Buffalo Bill, Teddy Roosevelt
American Storytellers 550, by Andy Thomas, courtesy of Maze Creek Studio. Shows Mark Twain, Will Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Charles Russell, Frederick Remington, Norman Rockwell, Ben Franklin, Ernest Hemingway, Buffalo Bill, Teddy Roosevelt.

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Charles Fraser (1782-1860), Dr. Alexander Baron, watercolor miniature on ivory, 1819, 3 3/8 x 2 ¾ inches, accession #159.029, Gibbes Museum of Art.  Fraser is considered one of the foremost painters of miniatures of the 19th century in the US.
Charles Fraser (1782-1860), Dr. Alexander Baron, watercolor miniature on ivory, 1819, 3 3/8 x 2 ¾ inches, accession #1959.029, Gibbes Museum of Art. Fraser is considered one of the foremost painters of portrait miniatures of the 19th century in the US.
Jo Sakai (1874-1923), founder of the Yamato Colony of Japanese settlers that was established in 1905 in what is today Palm Beach County, Florida, Credit to Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.
Jo Sakai (1874-1923), founder of the Yamato Colony of Japanese settlers that was established in 1905 in what is today Palm Beach County, Florida, Credit to Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

Guide to Assist in the Identification of Antique Spectacles

Guide for the Identification of Pince Nez

English Terminology for Spectacles

Preservation and Restoration of Antique Spectacles


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