Life Archive | Four Eyes

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 on “Life Archive | Four Eyes

    Shaun @ TWGAon May 21, 2009 @ 12:14 PM:

    I love the Moscots in the last picture. Classic.

    drinkinanddroninon May 21, 2009 @ 12:43 PM:

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

    Billyon May 21, 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.

    jubeion May 21, 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?

    Old Schoolon May 21, 2009 @ 1:19 PM:
    masonryon May 21, 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.

    Michael Williamson May 21, 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.


    Turlingon May 21, 2009 @ 2:50 PM:

    The world needs more monocles.

    A Focused Imaginationon May 21, 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.

    samon May 22, 2009 @ 1:05 PM:

    i like how recurrent bow ties are as well.

    blazerandshadeson May 22, 2009 @ 2:19 PM:

    These are always a treat, as always well done!

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