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Optical Department Maison Blanche eyeglasses and case

Higher Level Record: 1985.76
ID Number: 1985.76.3 a,b
Title: Optical Department Maison Blanche 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: Maison Blanche (distributor) -- More information
Date: Between 1900 and 1950
Process/Technique: glass with metal bridge
Materials: metal
glass (material)
Dimensions: 1 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 3/8 inches
Object Description C-bridge pince-nez glasses with attached chain in black leather case with pink cleaning cloth. The cloth is printed with an advertisement for Maison Blanche Optical Department.
Label Text: Goods of Every Description: Shopping in New Orleans, 1825-1925 2016-09-23
Eyeglasses, cleaning cloth, and case
between 1900 and 1950; glass, metal, cotton, plastic
Maison Blanche optical department, retailer (New Orleans)
The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Dr. William J. Rosenthal, 1985.76.3 a,b
Extent: 3 items
Acq. Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William J. Rosenthal
Inscription(s): Printed in gilt positioned cover/lid of case
"Optical Department / The Greatest Store South / Maison Blanche / - New Orleans -"
Printed in black ink on pink background positioned around image on cloth
"Glasses / with / "That Satisfied Feeling" / We employ the most modern mechanical / devices and Scientific Methods to determining / the DEFECTS of VISION. / Additionally we give you the benefits of / years of practical experience. / Optical Department / Maison Blanche Co. / The Greatest Store South / New Orleans, La."
Collection Theme(s): Marketing and Advertisements
Subjects: Eyeglasses.
Optometrists -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Stores, Retail -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Maison Blanche -- More information
Canal Street (New Orleans, La.)
Condition: Good
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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