Alonzo Harlow is the photographer of this cabinet card image of a woman wearing glasses. Note that the eyeglasses are lacking temples (the part of the frame that rests on, or are hooked around, the wearer’s ears. This was the style of eyewear at the time that this photograph was taken. The woman is wearing a fur trimmed dress or jacket as well as a headband and earrings. This photograph was taken in Harlow’s Claremont studio. Alonzo Harlow is listed in the 1880 US census as being a native of Vermont and as living in Montpelier with his wife and a boarder. Alonzo (age 32) worked as a photographic artist. His wife Lucy (age 27) kept house, and the boarder, George Dale (age 23) also worked as a photographer. Alonzo was listed in the 1890 through 1892 Montpelier city directories as a photographer. The 1900 census found Harlow living in Boston, Massachusetts and working as a real estate clerk.  To view other photographs by Harlow, click on the category “Photographer: Harlow”. This cabinet card portrait has gold beveled edges and is in excellent condition (see scans). The use of of gold edges was most common between 1885 and 1892.


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  1. The term for this style of glasses is “Nez pierce”, from the French “nose pinch”.

    • I respectfully reply that the correct term for this style of glasses is “pince-nez.”

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