A pair of green-tinted spectacles is on display in the Monticello Visitors Center. These are believed to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson, although we do not know precisely what he used them for. According to Silvio Bedini, tinted glasses first appeared around 1810. They were not typically used as sunglasses as we might think of them, but “to improve the vision out of doors.”
why is he not depicted wearing these in every portrait
Somebody with art skills please rectify this horrible oversight.
a real american sphinx
i just want that when it’s finally revealed that Hannibal has been eating people everyone will freak out
and then one person will just be like
you won’t have a chance to say this again within your lifetime, so you might as well reblog it.
9/9/99, 1/1/1, 2/2/2, 3/3/3, 4/4/4, 5/5/5, 6/6/6, 7/7/7, 8/8/8, 9/9/9, 10/10/10, 11/11/11, 12/12/12, 10/11/12… BAM!