8 Old Fashioned Eyeglass Images
Today we have a fun collection of Old Fashioned Eyeglass Images! Wow! There are some pretty fascinating vintage eyeglasses shown below. Especially interesting to me are the ones that have eyes drawn into the eyeglass. There are some in color and others black and white, but all are splendid examples. A few have frames for covering one’s ears, but others were designed to just set on the nose, around the neck, or handheld. Those are not seen commonly today. Some could be purposed for making a fun label. Most of all, I think these would work great with your Steampunk Projects or be fun to transfer onto an EyeGlass case!
Old Fashioned Eyeglass Images
I love these old time eyeglasses or spectacles. I was happy to find these, with the eyes in them and all! Even though it is a bit scary looking as the eyes have a frightened appearance! Notice that these have no side ear pieces. They were worn around the neck, or hung on a pin and held with the hand to see. These come from an 1880’s catalog.
Featured above is an old optician’s advertisement from an early newspaper, apparently from Alaska. It has a folded up frame, and the expanding lines drawn from the eyes must represent powerful vision resulting from the glasses. I think it’s pretty awesome!
Here’s a fun pair of old Fashioned Eyeglasses or Spectacles from an Antique Catalog! These are actually Bifocals, which you can see if you look closely at the curvature in the lenses. Perhaps this made them a little ahead of their time! I sense that these were lightweight and comfortable to wear due to the thin frame.
This fun Vintage Clip Art Image comes from an 1870’s Type Book! Pictured above are some interesting looking Spectacles with a Pocket Watch. I’m not sure why the two are shown together, but it is a great Steampunk graphic for sure. This may have been an advertisement for a business that made and/or sold both of these items.
Here we have a Vintage Wire Glasses Image! Shown above is a black and white illustration of a pair of Wire Framed Eyeglasses. These are closer in appearance to some modern day glasses I think. Scanned from a rare Circa 1941/1942 Printer’s Catalog, this is another fine image!
Old Fashioned Eyeglass Scrap
I’m pretty excited about this one; it was a splurge for sure, but well worth it I think! This is a rare Antique Scrap piece of a pair of Spectacles in full color. It has the Eyes inside the glass openings! If you look closely you will see that the white dots next to the pupils are actually holes. I think this was used as a sort of mini mask for a costume. So fun!! I would love to see this as a large Painted Sign!!
Antique Eyeglass Advertising Graphics
This is a fun ad from an 1800’s Printer Book! The ad is for a Jeweler and Optician and includes a cute set of Spectacles with Eyes! I wonder if the glasses were commonly sold first so that the customer would have a better view of the jewelry in stock!!