Arctic Sunglasses

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Top: Bone Sunshield, 19th Century. Bottom: Northwest Territories, 1916.

Back in the 19th century, Eskimos would carve a slit in a piece of bone and strap it over their eyes. This would take away the blinding glare of the sun on white, snowy plains. This ingenious tool is considered one of the earliest known types of sunglasses. 

eye-bar has many shelves of sunglasses to choose from. Unlike the antiques shown above, our styles won't take away your peripheral vision! They are especially important in our Winter city for preventing snow blindness.

*Images from this interesting book.

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