Woman making glas eyes, 1935.
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A photograph of a woman making glas eyes, taken by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 15 January, 1935. This skilled woman is blowing glas eyes using a small gas jet. The table in front of her is covered with false eyes made for visually impaired babies. The production of prosthetic eyes dates back to the sixteenth century. Production probably started among the skilled glas makers of Venice. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.