Owned by
Dennis, Henry W., American, 1815 - 1882
Subject of
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001
Date
mid-19th century
Medium
metal, crown glass, cloth, and rubber
Dimensions
H x W (glasses): 2 1/8 × 4 5/8 × 5/8 in. (5.4 × 11.7 × 1.6 cm)
H x W (case): 2 3/8 × 5 1/8 × 3/4 in. (6 × 13 × 1.9 cm)
Description
The glasses have round, circular lenses and thin metal temple bars made of the same material that frames the lenses. There are small, browned nose pads attached to the bridge. The glasses rest on a small, worn pink cloth inside of a velvet lined case. The case is metal and mostly covered with a patterned black material. Fading, illegible silver lettering is centered on the top lid of the case.
Classification
Personal Effects and Items
Type
eyeglasses
eyeglass cases
Topic
Clothing and dress
Families
U.S. History, 1815-1861
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number
2014.273.27ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5de50d59a-cefe-4583-b9d0-18c1234428ef
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