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Owned by:
Henry W. Dennis, American, 1815 - 1882  Search this
Subject of:
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001  Search this
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)
Type:
eyeglasses
eyeglass cases
Date:
mid-19th century
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.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Families  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
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
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Personal Effects and Items
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5de50d59a-cefe-4583-b9d0-18c1234428ef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.273.27ab