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Religious Subjects

"Holy Augustinus" from the Belvedere Gallerie, Osterreiche Famous Religious Leaders and Their Spectacles Saint Lucy Patron Saints (St. Jerome, St. Jerome and St. Lucie) Vision Aids in a Religious Theme (with seven Slideshows) Vision Aids in a Religious Theme (with seven Slideshows)
19th Century Votives Votive Offerings        

Famous Persons

Matthew Dunscombe, The World's First Great Collector of Antique and Unusual Spectacles
 
Matthew W. Dunscombe, The World's First Great Collector of Antique and Unusual Spectacles Rare cases Dr. Edward Charles Bull Spectacles of Great People in History Spectacles of Well Known People in History
X-bridge with temple sides, rare Benjamin Martin and His Visual Glasses pre 1800 Franklin style bifocals Benjamin Franklin, Father of the Bifocal Rivet specs worn by actor Sean Connery for the 1986 movie version of "Name of the Rose" Famous Historical Statements
Opera Glasses J. William Rosenthal, MD Professor Vincent Ilardi's book Professor Vincent Ilardi The Madame Heymann Optical Collection-Rediscovered The Madame Heymann Optical Collection-Rediscovered
Abraham Lincoln’s Eyeglasses: A Fresh Look Reveals a World-Class Treasure Abraham Lincoln’s Eyeglasses: A Fresh Look Reveals a World-Class Treasure        

Antique Spectacles

Michael Lebby giving his major presentation Wearing and Preserving Antique Spectacles from around the World (including a PowerPoint slideshow) "A Wandering Seller", Lubieniecki, National Museum of Warsaw Spectacle Peddlers and Early Opticians Christ child with spectacles, 16th century painting Optical Treasures Missing, Mistaken, Abused, and those “Wildly Imaginative” Claims

Important Places

14th - 15th century eyeglasses Kloster Wienhausen First building of American Optical American Optical Manufacturing Company Michael Lebby at the BOA British Optical Association Museum
Optisches Museum, Jena Optisches Museum, Jena Leather Framed, tinted Museo Frederic Marès    

Styles of Vision Aids

Extraordinary opera glass, circa 1808 Two World Class “Objects of Virtue”, Suitable for a King, From the Goldman Collection (Description and two short videos with sound) Royal Observatory, Greenwich Developmental History of the Telescope Brisé Cockade Fan ,Museo dell’Occhiale’ Optical Fans
Whelebone Frame Objects Made of Baleen 17-18th century Japan Spectacles in Japan, Their Early Manufacture and Their Major Influence on Frame Development Discovered in Italy Rivet Spectacles-The Earliest Style
Adam's Patent Spectacles Adam's Patent Spectacles        

Associated Subjects

Ivory cased scissors glasses Solid Ivory Objects The Hushea Collection Spectacles on Stamps 1588 Brillenthaler Coins, Tokens and Medallions (Two slide shows)
1608 German National Museum Early Dated Cases Collecting Optical Antiques On Collecting Ophthalmic Antiques Painted Literacy: Lens and Light, Celebrating the Tools that Help Us See Text Painted Literacy: Lens and Light, Celebrating the Tools that Help Us See Text
Anamorphic Art, an Unconventional Way of Seeing Anamorphic Art, an Unconventional Way of Seeing        

Neat Discoveries

Well of Moses
 
Neat Discoveries: Well of Moses Leather-framed spectacles circa 1580's Neat Discoveries: Gnalic Shipwreck Blacksmith Guild's Box Neat Discoveries: Varaždin Blacksmith Guild's Box
Edward Scarlett Trade Card at the Bodleian Library Neat Discoveries: Edward Scarlett Trade Card The Madame Heymann Optical Collection-Rediscovered Neat Discoveries: The Madame Heymann Optical Collection-Rediscovered Two Unique Anachronisms Showing Eyeglasses Two Unique Anachronisms Showing Eyeglasses
Abraham Lincoln’s Eyeglasses: A Fresh Look Reveals a World-Class Treasure Neat Discoveries: Abraham Lincoln’s Eyeglasses: A Fresh Look Reveals a World-Class
Treasure
       

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