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Maison Blanche Optical Dept. eyeglasses and case

Higher Level Record: 1985.76
ID Number: 1985.76.9 a,b
Title: Maison Blanche Optical Dept. eyeglasses and case
Title Type: assigned
Item Status: Permanent Collection     Legal Status: Permanent Collection
Object Name: eyeglasses
Eyeglass cases
Collection Type: Personal Accessories
Artist/Maker: Continental Optical Company (manufacturer of frame) -- More information
American Optical Company (manufacturer of case) -- More information
Maison Blanche (distributor) -- More information
Date: Between 1929 and 1950
Process/Technique: wire and glass
Materials: metal
glass (material)
Dimensions: 1 7/8 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
Object Description Wire rim eyeglasses from the Maison Blance Department Store Optical Department, with black leather case and three tan, and identical, cleaning cloths. The cloths are printed with an advertisement for Maison Blance Optical Department, with Dr. A. L. Smason, Optometrist in charge.
Extent: 5 items
Inscription(s): Printed in gilt positioned cover/lid of case
"Maison Blanche / Optical Dept"
maker's mark Impressed positioned bottom of case
"AO [cypher mark] / U. S. A."
Printed in brown ink positioned around image on cloth
"Dr. A. L. Smason / Optometrist / In Charge / Prescriptions / Accurately Filled / Broken Lenses / Duplicated / All prescriptions, together with records of facial / measurements are carefully preserved by us, / enabling patients at any future time to order / duplicate pairs of glasses, or have broken / lenses replaced. / Optical Center / Maison Blanche Co. / The Greatest Store South / New Orleans, La."
maker's mark Impressed positioned back of bridge on glasses
"C.O.C. 1/10-12 KGF"
Collection Theme(s): Marketing and Advertisements
Subjects: Eyeglasses.
Optometrists -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Stores, Retail -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Maison Blanche -- More information
American Optical Company -- More information
Continental Optical Company -- More information
Canal Street (New Orleans, La.)
Related Works: Identification No.: 1985.76.1-10
Title: New Orleans opticians and optometrists eyeglasses and cases
Date: 1900
Medium: Metal, glass, etc.

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