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.
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Retrospecs! Glasses became a fashion accessory in the 1950s. They were glamorous, sensational and often outrageous. Specs were colourful creations, designed to beautify a woman and for the first time they became part of people's personal image and a fashion item. British Pathé