Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Photo Number 654

This is a photo from around 1910 to 1920. 

Eyeglasses Pinch your nose

I think this may have been an engagement or wedding photo.  The young lady has a pair of those spectacles that pinches your nose.  They were called Pince-nez.  This pair seems to have a cord or a string off to the ladies right. Sometimes the string would be retracted into a button sized case pinned to the dress. This pair of glasses seems almost rimless.

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  1. Beautiful old photo but those glasses look painful to me!

  2. It is so common even today for people, young and old, to spend a lot of time picking the right glasses. She must have a reason for the Pince-nez. A dignified couple in the picture. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The guy is a sharp dresser. My great grandmother had similar glasses... around the turn of the century (1900)

  4. This is a tender photo. They look like they are in love!

  5. I agree Iggy, he is a very sanppy dresser. She looks more "sensible".

  6. The popular slang of the age deemed handsome men like the one in the photo a "Collar Ad" after the surreally good looking illustrated in the mens collar ads of the day.


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