19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, November 16, 1914: <<no entry>>
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Since Grandma didn’t write anything a hundred years ago today, I thought you might enjoy this ad that appeared in her local newspaper.
11 thoughts on “1914 Eye Glasses Advertisement”
I find it interesting that it was a combined optical shop and jewelry store.
I wonder if they still exist, established 1881 – Wow!
I think that someone with the same last name still has a jewelry store in Milton–the optical portion is long gone.
I love how they write back in the day. Puts us all to shame. Better, bigger vocab!
Like you, I’m often surprised how complex the language was in advertisements and articles aimed at the general public back then. It makes me think that the schools a hundred years ago then did a really good job of teaching reading.
Makes sense…jewelry is expensive, and going in for new glasses does cost about as much as my first set of wedding rings!!!
Interesting way of thinking about it. . . though I wonder if the store owner (or an employee) had specialized training in how to determine which lens a person needed.
You know, I really wonder if it was much different than those cases they have now with the assorted powered lenses in them? Or maybe it was just like buying readers now at the drug store?
You might be right. I hadn’t thought about glasses in cases or those drugstore readers.
Eyeglasses that will not injure your sight? I’d like to know more about why they added that line.