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Kristie- Thanks for the info and links. The item I have inherited is a perspective glass, exactly like the one shown at http...more »

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Is the "camera obscura" the device sitting in front of the Parlor window? With a mirror and a lens? I inherited an antique that looks exactly like it, but I don't even know what it's called. TIAmore »

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This is my first post, and I cannot figure out how to put it in the proper location, or how to start a new thread. I am interested in identifying an item in the Monticello parlor. It sits on a table in front of a window. It has a mirror and a lens. I own one exactly like it (inherited), and I...more »