Fashion Fact #13 -Sunglasses

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Fashion Fact #13 -Sunglasses

SUNGLASSES – Sam Foster is credited with being the entrepreneurial innovator behind the first tinted spectacles that surfaced in 1929. Foster started the craze by convincing a Woolworth’s located on the iconic sun-soaked Atlantic City Boardwalk to start carrying them. The shades then turned into a massive cultural phenomenon when major movie stars started wearing FosterGrant sunglasses during the 1930s.

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