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My Great-Great-Grandmother's glasses!

I'd seen these before, but it was only today that I figured out what their significance was.  These originally belonged to my Grandfather's Grandmother, Leila Grubbs!  I have a photo of her wearing them!



The frames are 1/10 12K gold filled with mother of pearl nose pieces.  The manufacturer's mark is LoC, though I can't figure out what company that is supposed to be, possibly Liberty Optical Company.


This was folded up inside the case.  Love the 5 digit phone number.

Dr. Stephen P. Hill was apparently a member of the Florida State Board of Optometry from at least 1923 until 1933.


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marko_the_rat
Jun. 2nd, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
Am I reading that right? That originally belonged to your great great grandmother?
captpackrat
Jun. 2nd, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Yep. She probably got these in the mid to late 40's. The North American Numbering Plan was created in 1947 and fully implemented by 1951, and since the lens cloth has an older 5-digit number, it was probably earlier than that.
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