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Life Archive | Four Eyes

May 21st, 2009 | Categories: LIFE | by Michael Williams

While a lot of the photographs in the Life archive are staged, there also exists an abundance of natural sartorial expression. As I sorted through the vast collection of images I started to pick up on the eyewear throughout the years on everyone from Joseph Kennedy to Le Corbusier. A group of my favorites after the jump.


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Comments: 11

11 Comments to “Life Archive | Four Eyes”

  1. Shaun @ TWGA
    on May 21st, 2009
    @ 12:14 PM

    I love the Moscots in the last picture. Classic.

  2. drinkinanddronin
    on May 21st, 2009
    @ 12:43 PM

    Great photos. I like that you chose the main picture of him with a “…the fuck?” kind of expression.

  3. Billy
    on May 21st, 2009
    @ 1:03 PM

    I don’t think those are Moscots. I belive they are Tart Opticals the now-defunct maker of the Arnel (Johnny Depp’s glass), FDR, and other frames which have inspired Moscots.

  4. jubei
    on May 21st, 2009
    @ 1:07 PM

    Looks like the gentleman reading Variety has a chair from Harvard (foreground)…

    Taking a break from work or professional chair thief?

  5. Old School
    on May 21st, 2009
    @ 1:19 PM

    This photo of HST wearing what appear to be the originals of the ultimate preppy frames (Anglo American 406) certain deserves a place on your blog:

  6. masonry
    on May 21st, 2009
    @ 1:29 PM

    I realize it’s been brought up before, but a slideshow would be a nice way to do things of this sort.

    Good work as usual.

  7. Michael Williams
    on May 21st, 2009
    @ 1:32 PM

    The slideshow options I have at present (hosted on are less then appealing. When the site redesign is complete (hopefully by July 1) I will do these sorts of things in a better slide show.


  8. Turling
    on May 21st, 2009
    @ 2:50 PM

    The world needs more monocles.

  9. A Focused Imagination
    on May 21st, 2009
    @ 7:42 PM

    I second that motion for more monocles. I actually saw an old man in Washington Sq. Park using one to read the newspaper the other day…put a smile on my face.

  10. sam
    on May 22nd, 2009
    @ 1:05 PM

    i like how recurrent bow ties are as well.

  11. blazerandshades
    on May 22nd, 2009
    @ 2:19 PM

    These are always a treat, as always well done!