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Charles Gunther's Snow Goggles

Worn to prevent snow blindness.

"These goggles came to the museum from the collection of Charles Gunther, a German immigrant, successful candy maker, and collector of historical and anthropological artifacts.

"Over many years, he amassed a spectacular assortment of artifacts, ranging from the significant (the bed on which Abraham Lincoln died) to the fantastical (the skin of the serpent from the Garden of Eden).

"He operated a private museum above his candy store, and it's possible that these goggles were on display there. When Gunther died in 1920, the museum purchased a large portion of his collection."


See also: CHS Treasure Trove Came From Little-Known Gunther.


And here's Styx doing "Snowblind."


Comments welcome.


Posted on November 15, 2017

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