1914 Eye Glasses Advertisement

19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Monday, November 16, 1914: <<no entry>>

Milton (PA) Evening Standard (September 26, 1914)
Milton (PA) Evening Standard (September 26, 1914)

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

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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?

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