Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Mirror Image ~ The Other Side Of The Women Wearing Glasses Coin

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "to talk of many things."

Thursday, on Shades Of The Departed, will be dedicated to many things,
and nothing in particular.

Many Things Thursday

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 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.


Blogger Judith Richards Shubert said...

I really enjoyed this collection of young men wearing a pince-nez. I had to go look at them immediately. Thanks for sharing this with us!

May 21, 2009 at 11:52 AM  

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