Seeing: a guide to the best use and care of the eyes

Catalogue Number: 1448
Seeing: a guide to the best use and care of the eyes
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Booklet
Author: Anon
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1938
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Los Angeles
Publisher/Manufacturer: Western Institute of Light and Vision
Description Of Item: Illustrated paper wrapper, 38 pages, illustrated with numerous photographs and line drawings
Historical Significance: The Western Institute of Light and Vision is described in the book as a not for profit organisation dedicated to preservation of sight and the science of illumination. Over half the book is devoted to advising on good lighting and good light sources. Its director is listed as Frank A Hansen. The institute is probably a collaborative or promotional agency for the lighting industry or lighting engineers. It is an attractive well thought out booklet with a design that reflects its period, the 1930s. The authors of numerous one page articles are the Better Vision Institute, Frederic A Woll (see Cat Nos 350 and 1026 for his books), Ernest A Hutchinson (of the Los Angeles Optometry Optometry School), Charles A Sheard (Mayo Foundation and founder of the optometry course at Ohio State University), Russell A Jewett, the Red Cross, Arthur W Nye and Royal W Sorensen.
How Acquired: Donated by Pamela Sutton, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: March 2010
Condition: Fair, Silverfished on covers
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 3

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