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"Through the Lens: A Captivating Glimpse into Eyewear's Timeless Charm" Children under a sunlamp, 1960 C016 / 2693: Embracing the sunny days with stylish eyewear

Background imageEyewear Collection: Children under a sunlamp, 1960 C016 / 2693

Children under a sunlamp, 1960 C016 / 2693
Phototherapy. Children sitting under a sun lamp. Such lamps have a very bright, broad spectrum output. At the longer wavelength end of the spectrum (red and infrared)

Background imageEyewear Collection: Vanity Fair Print - Thomas Erskine May 1st Baron Farnborough

Vanity Fair Print - Thomas Erskine May 1st Baron Farnborough
Victorian caricature of Thomas Erskine May, 1st Baron Farnborough. By Ape (Carlo Pellegrini). Vanity Fair 1871

Background imageEyewear Collection: The Lobster Quadrille Postcard by Charles Folkard. ca. 1921, The Lobster Quadrille Postcard by

The Lobster Quadrille Postcard by Charles Folkard. ca. 1921, The Lobster Quadrille Postcard by Charles Folkard

Background imageEyewear Collection: Close-up portrait of old lady with glasses and traditional facial tattoo smoking a pipe

Close-up portrait of old lady with glasses and traditional facial tattoo smoking a pipe, Mindat, Mindat Township, Mindat District, Chin State, Myanmar

Background imageEyewear Collection: Max Muller (1823-1900)

Max Muller (1823-1900)
864776 Max Muller (1823-1900); (add.info.: (Friedrich) Max Muller (1823-1900) Anglo-German orientalist and philologist, born at Dessau, who moved to England in 1846

Background imageEyewear Collection: Philip Magnus (b1843)

Philip Magnus (b1843)
864766 Philip Magnus (b1843); (add.info.: Philip Magnus (b1843) English educationalist, writer and editor. A minister at the West London Synagogue (1866-1880)

Background imageEyewear Collection: Emile Zola (1840-1902)

Emile Zola (1840-1902)
864328 Emile Zola (1840-1902); (add.info.: Emile Zola (1840-1902) French journalist and novelist of the Naturalistic school

Background imageEyewear Collection: Tortoise Shell Lorgnette, c. 1936. Creator: Charles Enjoian

Tortoise Shell Lorgnette, c. 1936. Creator: Charles Enjoian
Tortoise Shell Lorgnette, c. 1936

Background imageEyewear Collection: PROJECT FACES [Michaela P]

PROJECT FACES [Michaela P]
Martin Krystynek MQEP

Background imageEyewear Collection: Vanity Fair Print of Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby

Vanity Fair Print of Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby
Victorian caricature of Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby, a British politician. He held office under Lord Palmerston as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1855

Background imageEyewear Collection: Advert for Kershaw's Binoculars

Advert for Kershaw's Binoculars
Advert for Kershaw's Sportsman Binoculars - worn like spectacles. Date: 1939

Background imageEyewear Collection: Character in carnival costume, Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Character in carnival costume, Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Background imageEyewear Collection: Man seated dressed as 1950s dandy or gangster with fedora hat and big cigar, Havana, Cuba

Man seated dressed as 1950s dandy or gangster with fedora hat and big cigar, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageEyewear Collection: An assorted collection of eyewear and magnifiers (glass, tortoiseshell & metal)

An assorted collection of eyewear and magnifiers (glass, tortoiseshell & metal)
3664722 An assorted collection of eyewear and magnifiers (glass, tortoiseshell & metal) by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEyewear Collection: Himba Specs

Himba Specs
John Rickwood

Background imageEyewear Collection: Royal Ascot 1955, Racegoers, Thursday 14th July 1955

Royal Ascot 1955, Racegoers, Thursday 14th July 1955

Background imageEyewear Collection: Man reading Newspaper, Liverpool Daily Post, Thursday 24th February 1955

Man reading Newspaper, Liverpool Daily Post, Thursday 24th February 1955. Headlines, Railway Strike Deadlock

Background imageEyewear Collection: Clothing: Fashion: Spectacle Frames: Woman seen here modelling the latest fashionable

Clothing: Fashion: Spectacle Frames: Woman seen here modelling the latest fashionable spectacle frame designs. Model: Marilyn Rickard. 1966

Background imageEyewear Collection: Worried Looking Man With Glasses At Desk Clutching Papers Bills Debt Concern Money Pencil

Worried Looking Man With Glasses At Desk Clutching Papers Bills Debt Concern Money Pencil
UNITED STATES - Circa 1960s: Worried Looking Man With Glasses At Desk Clutching Papers Bills Debt Concern Money Pencil

Background imageEyewear Collection: Portrait of Emil Jannings in the film The Blue Angel, 1930 (b / w photo)

Portrait of Emil Jannings in the film The Blue Angel, 1930 (b / w photo)
RYS336013 Portrait of Emil Jannings in the film " The Blue Angel", 1930 (b/w photo) by German Photographer (20th Century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEyewear Collection: Woman Holding Bible With Cross In Background

Woman Holding Bible With Cross In Background

Background imageEyewear Collection: Open Bible And Pair Of Spectacles

Open Bible And Pair Of Spectacles

Background imageEyewear Collection: Caricature of General Emile Zurlinden

Caricature of General Emile Zurlinden
Vintage Caricature of General Emile Zurlinden. French Minister of War between 5 September 1898 and 17 September 1898

Background imageEyewear Collection: French satirical cartoon of Emile Zola

French satirical cartoon of Emile Zola
Vintage engraving of a French satirical cartoon of Emile Zola. A French novelist, playwright, journalist, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism

Background imageEyewear Collection: Charles Dickens Hard Times

Charles Dickens Hard Times
Vintage engraving from Charles Dickens Hard Times. Gradgrind apprehends Louisa and Tom, his two eldest children, at the circus

Background imageEyewear Collection: Wils-Edge Rimless Glasses Advertisement. ca. 1939, Wils-edge RIMLESS GLASSES

Wils-Edge Rimless Glasses Advertisement. ca. 1939, Wils-edge RIMLESS GLASSES, For Unequalled Satisfaction in Use and Elimination of Frequent Adjustments, FRANK WEISE SONS, 412 STATE TOWER, SYRACUSE

Background imageEyewear Collection: Highway Patrolman In Uniform And Sunglasses Blowing His Whistle Without Use Of His Hands Badge Cap

Highway Patrolman In Uniform And Sunglasses Blowing His Whistle Without Use Of His Hands Badge Cap Chain Keystone
UNITED STATES - Circa 1940s: Highway Patrolman In Uniform And Sunglasses Blowing His Whistle Without Use Of His Hands Badge Cap Chain Keystone

Background imageEyewear Collection: Animals, Canine, Cap, Day, Dog, Eyewear, Great Dane, Hat, Humor, Nobody, Pets, Portrait

Animals, Canine, Cap, Day, Dog, Eyewear, Great Dane, Hat, Humor, Nobody, Pets, Portrait
Side view of Great Dane with sunglasses

Background imageEyewear Collection: Advert for J. B Jacquemin Bros eye protectors

Advert for J. B Jacquemin Bros eye protectors
Jacquemins patent eye protectors, lightweight material that clips on the bridge of your nose, and can be worn as well as ordinary glasses

Background imageEyewear Collection: Peter Rainier

Peter Rainier
PETER RAINIER naval commander, notably in the East Indies Date: 1741 - 1808

Background imageEyewear Collection: Pince nez and blue eyes on a Victorian scrap

Pince nez and blue eyes on a Victorian scrap. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageEyewear Collection: 1950s sunglasses

1950s sunglasses
A trio of novelty sunglasses from Marshall and Snelgrove, 1956. Date: 1956

Background imageEyewear Collection: Military spectacles by Dollands, WW1

Military spectacles by Dollands, WW1
Specialist military spectacles with larger lenses and secure hooks, as supplied by Dollands of Oxford Street. The advertisement claims that many civilians are adopting the style due to its obvious

Background imageEyewear Collection: Young woman sitting in the mountains, Jasper, Canada

Young woman sitting in the mountains, Jasper, Canada

Background imageEyewear Collection: Inuit sun / snow glasses (leather)

Inuit sun / snow glasses (leather)
XBP229267 Inuit sun/snow glasses (leather) by Inuit School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: designed to protect eyes from blinding; ); Photo eBoltin Picture Library; out of copyright

Background imageEyewear Collection: Brill Seller and an old woman, Adriaen van Ostade, 1647 - 1652

Brill Seller and an old woman, Adriaen van Ostade, 1647 - 1652

Background imageEyewear Collection: Seller of glasses and an old woman, Adriaen van Ostade, 1647 - 1652

Seller of glasses and an old woman, Adriaen van Ostade, 1647 - 1652

Background imageEyewear Collection: Woman sun tanning on meadow, (B&W), elevated view

Woman sun tanning on meadow, (B&W), elevated view

Background imageEyewear Collection: Physician wearing stethoscope, (B&W), (Portrait)

Physician wearing stethoscope, (B&W), (Portrait)

Background imageEyewear Collection: Mature man pointing in studio, (B&W), portrait

Mature man pointing in studio, (B&W), portrait

Background imageEyewear Collection: Man posing in studio, (B&W), portrait

Man posing in studio, (B&W), portrait

Background imageEyewear Collection: Mature woman knitting in living room, (B&W)

Mature woman knitting in living room, (B&W)

Background imageEyewear Collection: Businessman, (B&W), portrait

Businessman, (B&W), portrait



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"Through the Lens: A Captivating Glimpse into Eyewear's Timeless Charm" Children under a sunlamp, 1960 C016 / 2693: Embracing the sunny days with stylish eyewear, these little ones radiate joy and protection. Vanity Fair Print - Thomas Erskine May 1st Baron Farnborough: Even esteemed figures like Lord Farnborough knew that donning sophisticated eyewear added an air of intellect to their persona. Close-up portrait of old lady with glasses and traditional facial tattoo smoking a pipe: Witnessing the wisdom in her eyes, this captivating elder embraces tradition while embracing modern vision enhancement. Advert for Kershaw's Binoculars: Just as binoculars bring distant sights closer, Kershaw's eyewear bridges the gap between fashion and functionality seamlessly. Character in carnival costume, Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe: Amidst the vibrant festivities of Venice Carnival lies a masked figure whose mysterious allure is heightened by their choice of eccentric eyewear. Vanity Fair Print of Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby: The aristocratic elegance exuded by Lord Harrowby is further enhanced by his refined selection of spectacles – truly a symbol of sophistication. Caricature of General Emile Zurlinden: In this playful caricature lies General Zurlinden sporting exaggerated eyeglasses; even military leaders appreciate a touch of humor through fashionable frames. French satirical cartoon of Emile Zola: Through witty satire comes an illustration capturing renowned writer Emile Zola wearing glasses that reflect his sharp insight into society's nuances. Charles Dickens Hard Times (novel): Within Dickens' literary masterpiece "Hard Times, " characters find solace behind spectacles—a reminder that clarity can be found amidst life's hardships.