Miniature monocular with photograph

Miniature monocular with photograph
Title
Miniature monocular with photograph
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Richard Newton Jr. and F. Maurice Newton, 1945
Object Number 
INV.7458
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 Newton,/sons of Rev. Dr. R. Heber Newton/June 26, 1945"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group