Catalogue Number: 2661
Eyes: their value, defects and care
Practice/Business: Optical House of M. H. Harris Oculists and Opticians
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1914
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Optical House of M. H. Harris
Description Of Item: Illustrated wrapper in two colours, 155 x 85 mm, stapled, 24 unnumbered pages. black and white illustrations, especially a double page of vignettes of optical store fronts.
Historical Significance: This is a small advertising booklet to promote the business of M. H. Harris who employed oculists and opticians in his numerous stores (9 listed in the booklet in NewYork, Brooklyn and Newark). The booklet makes the point that the practices can offer a comprehensive eye care service. Pictures of some the company's practices can be seen at http://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16124coll2/id/28346 andhttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/462744930440775827/ These pictures are dated 1918.
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: Sept 2015
Condition: Fair to good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 6