A few months ago during ScanFest, I told the group about my favorite collection of old photographs. I collect women wearing glasses, 1800s to 1925. I lamented the fact that they were difficult to find.
I also confessed that I am writing a book about my collection - working title "My Blind Passion."
GenaBloggers are the best, at least one in particular. Jasia, Creative Gene, while off on an anniversary vacation, stumbled upon two such photographs and bought them for me!
The woman in pince nez (pinch nose) glasses to the right is one of those photographs.
Isn't she lovely? The glasses are probably pinned in her hair at the end of the chain, similar to the glasses pictured to the left. Yes, I have a small collection of old glasses.
I also love the watch pinned to her beautiful lace dress, she is a classic. Was she a writer, a photographer, a librarian, a teacher? We'll probably never know. This is a studio photograph, a card mount; the photographer is Stephenson of Richmond, Michigan.
There is another photograph, but I have plans for her. You'll see her in another post.
Jasia - I love your gift - thank you my BBF! Isn't she lovely?