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Military Collection

The Museum of Vision has collected artifacts and archival material from ophthalmologists whose lives were touched by war or were members of the United States Armed Forces.  Here are just a few of our holdings.

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Bausch & Lomb
Colored Spectacles
White metal wrap goggles with green plano lenses (Military issue WWII Aviator goggles). Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY, USA.
1942
ENT Set
Eye, ear, nose and throat instrument set in wooden case. Two handles, one battery operated and the other a plug-in universal handle. May ophthalmoscope head, four ear canula, mirror, and extra ophthalmic lens for scope. Case is marked "Philip R. Becklodd / Lt. Col., M.C. 0366568".
c1945
Gas mask
Metal spectacle frames with flat bridge, cable ends and pink plastic nose pads. Label in case reads, "This spectacle frame is designed for ordinary use and for use when wearing a respirator. When the respirator is fitted the spectacle sides are adjusted to the correct setting for the wearer's fac
1940-1945
FG Co
Goggles and Case
Dark green lenses fastened together with leather tie, with brown case; 'item said by owner to be WWI military ski goggle'.
1914-1918
Holocaust Spectacles
Silver-colored, round rim spectacles with flexible temples and black case. Spectacles belonged to Moses Berger and were recovered from the WWII concentration camp located in Bergen-Belsen, Germany. Mr. Berger died at the Buchenwald camp also in Germany. Donors obtained the spectacles through the
c1940
New Era Optical
Spectacles
Round wrap white alumnica spectacles with US Military Frame #771A and Cyl bridge. New Era Optical Co., Chicago, USA.
1920
American Optical Company
Type B-8 aviation goggles
Rubber and leather flight goggles with green plastic lenses and elastic adjustable headband. Marked "POLAROID" and "AVIATION GOGGLE / NO.1065 / T.M. REC. U.S. PAT. OFF." Goggles were used by Thomas Tredici during WWII, European theater.
c1944

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Archives (3)


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Rudolf Bock+ MD
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Certificate of Identification.
Rudolf Bock+ MD
Personal Papers
Official papers
American Board of Ophthalmology
Photograph of "Military Dinner of the American Board of Ophthalmology".
American Board of Ophthalmology
Records
Records
Col. Thomas J. Tredici, MD
Col.
Col. Thomas J. Tredici, MD
Photographs
Military photographs

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American Academy of Ophthalmology