The internet continues to amaze and delight me. I received a very interesting comment today regarding the Shades Women Wearing Glasses, Friday From The Collectors article of August 29, 2008. The comment from Anonymous read:
"Some great photos of women wearing a pince-nez.
You may use any of the few photos I have of women posted on flickr.com under pince-nez...the majority of photos in my collection are of young men wearing a pince-nez. You'll find some detailed historical info there as well.
Pince-nez eyeglasses were by far the most popular type of eyewear from the late 1880's until 1920, especially the rimless type.
Contrary to popular belief, a perfectly fitted pince-nez stayed securely and very comfortably attached to the bridge of the nose at all times. Pince-nez in that era were referred to most often as eyeglasses. Spectacles had arms or temples. Eyeglasses and Spectacles were unisex until the late 1930's."
Pince-nez, who collects young men wearing pince-nez eyeglasses, is my mirror image, the other side of my women wearing glasses coin. There are a few women sprinkled in this collection, as I have collected a few men. They often come in pairs. Each of the photographs contains some very well researched historical background. Some of these photographs are so unique, this collector has a great eye for a good photograph.
I thoroughly enjoyed flipping through this unique photo album of young men wearing pince-nez eyeglasses. I think you will as well.
The photograph above is used in the opening of this photographic set on Flickr all rights are those of the owner. I found no contact information and would like to have the owner email me please.