Young man formal German c 1910's post card

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    This handsome man is wearing rimless fingerpiece pince-nez eyeglasses, the most stylish and popular eyewear of the period. . Properly fitted, a pince-nez remained securely yet comfortably attached to the bridge of the nose at all times. Because of tiny levers or fingerpieces it could be clipped on using 2 fingers..

    ggaabboo, Wils Vintage collection, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. autumnsensation 59 months ago | reply

      Handsome indeed.

    2. Bee Archives 56 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Eyeglasses in Vintage Photography, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. James Blah 51 months ago | reply

      Those type of imperial collars are a touch rare and I am yet to find one in person!

    4. pince_nez2008 48 months ago | reply

      It's unfortunate that the view below is NOT valued today by designers, opticians and the general public!

      The following is a passage from Spectacles and Eyeglasses by R.J. Phillips, M.D. (1908):

      "...the eyeglass or pince-nez, has advantages...from the facility and quickness with which it may be placed in position or removed. The superiority of eyeglasses in appearance and becomingness is another point not unworthy of consideration, as the glasses will surely be more constantly worn if they are becoming than if they are not so. Moreover, the patient is entitled to the correction of his refractive error with as little injury to his appearance as possible."

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