Miniature monocular with photograph

Object Number: 
INV.7458
Date: 
1860-1880
Medium: 
Ivory, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 0.6 x 1.3 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
pencil inscription: on envelope found with object: "Miniature bone spy glass/showing photograph of Rev. Dr. Richard Newton (1813-1887)/of Philadelphia/and of his son, Rev. Dr. R(ichard) Heber Newton (1840-1914)/Gift of Richard Newton Jr. and F. Maurice Ne
Description: 
Miniature ivory monocular in the shape of a spy glass ("Stanhope"); cylindrical flaring shape; photograph inside of two men (Rev. Dr. Richard Newton and his son, Rev. Dr. R. Heber Newton) visible through small end of monocular. Bail for attaching to cord or chain.
Gallery Label: 
Inside this monocular is a photograph of Rev. Dr. Richard Newton (1813-1887) of Philadelphia and his son Rev. Dr. R(ichard) Heber Newton (1840-1914). The object was a gift of the sons of Rev. Dr. R. Heber Newton.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard Newton Jr. and F. Maurice Newton, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group