20 August 2016

Victorian Spectacles

They're an everyday part of my life. You too?
Each morning I reach for my eye-glasses before anything else. I've been wearing them since my early teens, except for a brief period with contact lenses. Both my parents wore them occasionally in later life for reading.
I don't recall anyone else on the family in glasses. Chances are others did, the history goes back. Check out the Wellcome Library website for an informative blog post with some amusing images at http://blog.wellcomelibrary.org/2016/08/what-did-the-victorians-make-of-spectacles/

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