You’ve done the research to best represent your chosen persona. You have studied all of the available information and conversation concerning 19th century topics flows easily. Your clothing is historically accurate, as are your weapons and accoutrements.Your encampment is a vision from the past. Your impression is precise. Your all set, right? Well, not yet pilgrim!
It’s time to retire those rhinestone studded designer frames, Ray Bans, modern rimless and generic oval frames and anything with adjustable nose pads. You’ve gone this far, don’t stop now. One of the first things a person notices are those very modern ‘eyeglasses’ sitting on your face.
If you are looking for period eyewear, or accurate information regarding period eyewear, you have just breached the period eyewear stone wall.
Authentic American Frontier, Victorian Era, Mexican War, Civil War & Old West reproduction spectacle frames in appropriate sizes representing the time period from the mid 1830's through 1900.
All of our Historic EyeWear Company eyeglass frames and cases are accurate reproductions of original 19th century spectacles frames and cases. They are ophthalmic quality, designed for full time wear, will accept all prescription lenses, bifocals and progressive lenses. They are easy to fit lenses to and can be taken to your local Optician, Optometrist, Big Box store etc. to be fitted with your prescription. They are backed by our one year warranty against manufacturers defects and spare parts are available.
Designed for living history, actors, reenactors, filmmakers, costume designers, cowboy action shooters, docents, artists, musicians, writers, intellectuals, Santa, Steampunk, vintage baseball, vintage bicycling, students and individuals with their own personal sense of style.
Feel free to browse our website and check out our primary source research article: "History on Your Face - Common Spectacle Styles Before, During and After the Civil War, 1835 - 1870."