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Eye Shade

Early in his life Carl Sandburg had eye surgery to remove a film that was limiting his vision. Fortunate not to have lost his sight, although his eyes were forever sensitive to light. These eyeshades were essential to keep his eyes from hurting.
Plastic, rubber, metal. L 23.0, W 16.5 cm
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, CARL 92502