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Object Name Eyeglasses
Catalog Number 1954.15
Date ca. 1810
Material(s) Brass; glass;
Dimensions H-1 W-4.5 D-5.625 inches
Description This is a pair of eyeglasses with brass frames. They have sliding pin-in-slot earpieces held into hinge with bent steel pins. The glasses have oval lenses.
Notes Attributed by donor to have been given to a member of the Hogan Family by frontiersman Daniel Boone. Noted by David Fleischman as "your earliest pair" in spring 2005. There may be accession documents related to this object in KHS Archive 18.8.
Collection C. Frank Dunn Collection
People Hogan family
Boone, Daniel
Fleischman, Daniel
Subjects Eyeglasses
Optical devices
Opticians' shops
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS