Foster Grant Collection

A description of the collection at Syracuse University


Repository: Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries 222 Waverly Avenue Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Creator: Foster Grant (Firm)
Title: Foster Grant Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1900s-1989
Quantity: 3.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Foster Grant was an American plastics molding and manufacturing firm specializing in eyewear. Originally founded in 1919 by Sam Foster to produce ladies hair accessories, the first piece of eyewear sold in 1929 at the Woolworth in Atlantic City. Collection contains company publications and sales materials including a training binder from the 1970s containing photographs and handwritten directions on how to create an epoxy mold; and photographs of die molds, Foster Grant products from World War II and sales displays.
Identification: 2651120
Language: English, French