Sunglasses with dark blue lenses, England, 1860–1900

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Sunglasses with dark blue lenses, England, 1860–1900. Blue tinted lenses indicate these spectacles were for outdoor use. They protected from bright sunlight. They are a Victorian version of the sunglasses we wear today. The frames are made from silver. Prescription lenses help correct vision. Protective spectacles – sunglasses. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: zrvr9ry8.

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