Snow Goggles in London

Black Friars Lane, London, EC4V — 23 February 2003

‘Snow goggles were probably first made at the time of the Old Bering Sea Culture in Siberia, up to two thousand years ago, and perhaps a thousand years before medieval Europeans began to use spectacles’

— The British Museum online

This photograph of snow goggles was taken through the window of an optician’s shop while walking around the streets of London south of Ludgate Hill near St Paul’s Cathedral.

It turns out there’s a lot more to snow goggles than meets the eye.

The snow goggles pictured on the right, from the British Museum collection in London, are made from caribou antler, apparently, and date form the early-19th Century. Click on the image to find out more.

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