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Object Name Glasses, Field
Catalog Number 0985.08.00009
Description Binocular optic device, made of black enameled brass. Silver presentation plate on optic engraved, "To Gen'l Sterling Price / From lady friends / of Memphis / Tenn. / Jany 1st 1863". With case (.9a).
Material Metal/Glass
Dimensions W-5 L-8 inches
Owned Sterling Price
Owner Regiment Governor of Missouri; Commander, Missouri State Troops
Provenance Maj. Gen. Sterling Price used these field glasses during the war. Apparently presented to him by the ladies of Memphis, Tennessee, on January 1, 1863.

They were loaned to the Government in the Spanish-American and First World War.
People Price, Sterling
unidentified women
Search Terms WWI
Optics
Subjects Optical devices
World War I