Jefferson’s Eyeglasses – a Monticello Podcast

Franklin wore ’em. And you may not know it, but Jefferson did, too. In late 2005 radio producer Sean Tubbs (of the Charlottesville Podcast Network) interviewed scholar Katherine Stebbins McCaffrey who came to the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies to study Jefferson’s interest in eyeglasses as part of larger look at the history of spectacles and how their design and use changed in the 18th and 19th centuries.