Institutions Which Acknowledge Historical Aspects of Antique Vision Aids

Anaglyph glasses, not signed but likely of French production, circa 1870, Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica, Florence (Foundation of Science and Technology).                 These pince nez allow one to see tri-dimensionally an image made of two images, also coloured.
Anaglyph glasses, not signed but likely of French production, circa 1870, Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica, Florence (Foundation of Science and Technology). These pince nez allow one to see tri-dimensionally an image made of two images, also coloured.
Leather case housing very rare spectacles, circa 1700, Science Museum, London
Leather case housing very rare spectacles, circa 1700, Science Museum, London
An Old Lady with a Book, oil on canvas, 1637, Rembrandt van Rijn and Workshop, Dutch 1606-1669, Andrew W. Mellon Collection, 1937.1.73, National Gallery of Art
An Old Lady with a Book, oil on canvas, 1637, Rembrandt van Rijn and Workshop, Dutch 1606-1669, Andrew W. Mellon Collection, 1937.1.73, National Gallery of Art (Click to visit their website.)
Silver round frame, double turn-pin sides, so that it wraps all around the head, maker - Harris Holbein, circa 1830s, Museum and Library of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London,  quite unusual
Silver round frame, double turn-pin sides, so that it wraps all around the head, maker - Harris Holbein, circa 1830s, Museum and Library of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, quite unusual
Steel round frame spectacles, very wide bridge, sinuous sides, circular finials with pads, circa 1820, very rare
Steel round frame spectacles, very wide bridge, sinuous sides, circular finials with pads, circa 1820, very rare

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