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Re: Reasonable Authenticity (was: Smoking and Law)
Poster: teresa marie nava-vaughn <email@example.com>
I can't believe I am contributing to this argument. But, it has gone on so
long that I can no longer ignore it.
Connect the O's up with to the rest and this is what 14th century
glasses look like. They are worn by tying them to your head with a length
of leather. The frame is wooden. Though I know people who own them and
love them, I doubt most SCA persons who need glasses would think so. I
must add that I have never seen such an item in an eyeglass store nor
anything coming close. Additionally, I certainly doubt that one who
needed them could ever find them at a reasonable price. Civ War
reenactors have the benefit of going to their neighborhood antique store
to get pinched nose glasses. Our poor-sighted are not so lucky.
> In my opinion, plastic-framed glasses are not a strong attempt to be period,
> particularly when ads for national eye-care chains run on a frequent basis
> hawking 2 pairs of eyeglasses for the price of one, and so forth. If
> contacts are too expensive, surely period-type (or non-glaringly modern)
> metal frames could be found.
Sorry I accidentally deleted who wrote this.
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