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Bifocal pince-nez with round lenses, bronze frame and silver coffin case.
Ketcham & McDougall
Colored Pince-nez
Folding pince-nez with blue plano lenses and base metal frames. Attached is a metal chain and circular pin.
Colored Pince-nez
Pince-nez with green lenses, right lens drilled for chain.
Joseph Weif & Sons
Half-Eye Pince-nez
Half-eye pince-nez with crescent slope also known as "preacher's spectacles". Spectacles come in a brown leather covered steel case, marked on back in gold: "Jos. Weif & Sons Co. / Opticians / 2207 Ontario Street / Cleveland".
Bernhard Gillam
Colored, satirical cartoon published on the cover of Judge Magazine entitled "Invulnerable". Cartoon features President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) clad in medieval armor, the arrows of his political foes unable to penetrate his "good virtues." President Roosevelt is credited with popularizing
14KGF silver folding pince-nez with round lenses, white plastic nose pads and etched design.
Gold folding Pince-nez.
Gold pince-nez with attached gold chain and hair pin.

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American Academy of Ophthalmology