A busy day today..but I am finally here! Carl Thiel was a former actor turned photographer in Duluth, Minnesota..down on the Ingalls Block. This is a cabinet card and this photo was taken sometime between 1887 and 1901. I was intrigued with her " nose spectacles" this type of frame is called Pince-nez. ..the spectacles were on a chain that could be reeled into an eyeglass holder that was pinned to your dress. I got held up when I was reading about early glasses..about how some people felt that glasses were something to be ashamed of and they felt out of whack ..and only wore glasses in private. I have worn glasses all my life, I don't think I ever could see..even as a small child. I rarely take my glass off..I wear them even at night..that way if I wake up and need to see something ..I can!
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