SYPHILIS GLASSES: Also from onegoodeye, is a rare set of green tinted four-lens spectacles commonly worn by sufferers of syphilis in the early 19th century. The design was patented by J.R. Richardson in 1797 and these ‘double D’ frames were hand made somewhere between 1800 and 1820. Hands Made, Green Tinted, Frames, 19Th Century, 1797, Handmade Glasses, Design Patent, Jr Richardson, Syphilis Glasses
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Dr. Samuel Green (left), Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, greets a small boy dressed in Klansman’s robes. The boy was one of many children so dressed to attend the mass initiation. Stone Mountain, Georgia. June 14, 1949. (CSU_ALPHA_1182) CSU Archives/Everett Collection
Doctor examining a patient showing a x-chair with turned low armrests. Miniature from Anatomia of Guy de Vigeganot from 1345.