Pince-nez spectacles and case

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Titles Pince-nez spectacles and case
Description Pince-nez eyeglasses worn by Minnesota Governor John A. Johnson. Pince-nez are eyeglasses clipped to the bridge of the nose. The lenses of these spectacles are joined at the center by a "C" shaped bridge. The spectacles are accompanied by a hinged sterling silver case lined with purple velvet. The case is engraved with a floral motif and the words "GOVERNOR / JOHN A. JOHNSON" on the front. John A. Johnson was the first Minnesota-born governor of the state and the first to die in office.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 3.2 centimeters length (7245.1, spectacles, each lens)
10 centimeters width (7245.1, spectacles)
4.8 centimeters length (7245.2, case)
10.7 centimeters width (7245.2, case)
Nomenclature pince-nez
case (container)
Materials glass
sterling silver
Subjects Owned/used by: Johnson, John Albert
Used in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Politics and government
Medicine. Optical Equipment & Supplies. Eyeglasses
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 07/21/1896 (Patent date)
Use: Not earlier than 1896 - Not later than 1909
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 7245.1,2 (Accession Number)

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