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April 29, 2011

Pince-nez eyeglasses and case

Filed under: Item of the Day — Adam Harris @ 10:08 am

Pince-nez spectacles and case

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.

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One Response to “Pince-nez eyeglasses and case”

  1. Levi Says:

    That is a really nice pince nez case.

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