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Object ID # 1956.024.010
Object Name Eyeglasses
Title George S. Miller's Blue-Lensed Spectacles
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Pair of oval-rimmed, blue-lensed spectacles. The frames are quite rusted and the arms are slightly bent. They are stored in a younger, black-coloured spring-hinged case with black velvet on the inside. Printing on the inside of the case in gold lettering has "J. H. Brownlee, Opt./ OWEN SOUND"
Note: The case is likely not original to the spectacles, but just used over the years to store them.
Provenance Previously owned by Mary Miller, who was a grand-daughter of George S. Miller of Owen Sound, Canada West. Mr. and Mrs. Miller resided on the east side of Owen Sound, and their house is described in Ruth Cathcart's book HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION. Mr. Miller served as Owen Sound's Harbourmaster in the 19th-century. Also see spectacles 1956.024.011, and spectacle cases 1956.024.008-009, as they also belonged to Mr. Miller.
His wife, Eliza Stephens Miller (born in New York City) died on Feb. 5, 1890. She belonged to the Disciples Church.
Collection Optical Collection
Material Metal/Glass
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Miller, George S.
Miller, Mary
Brownlee, J.H.