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WWI  Goggles by AndreaSilva60 WWI  Goggles by AndreaSilva60
WW1 reference table

At the beginning of the 1900s the world had already been very much transformed from pre-industrial times, there were products made in series, and there was a middle class with good financial resources.
So before the war there were already goggles for motorists and pilots,
the polar explorations and the first mountain climbing and glacial climbing have led to the production of high mountain clothing, equipment and glasses.

Thus, at the outbreak of war, soldiers were provided with special goggles  according to their specializations. The types were numerous, the models were indicative, and every company who received a job produced a version of the various national goggles.

Moreover, the types of glasses were very similar among the different nations, the snow goggles, depicted above in the figure, had been copied from Inuit glasses and had already been used in many polar expeditions.
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Heart-und-Seoul Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do the snow goggles have those grooves?
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:iconandreasilva60:
They use the physical phenomenon of diffraction, it increases the resolving power of the eye, and decreases the intensity of brightness.
I think the idea was mutued from the Inuit people:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_gog…
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Heart-und-Seoul Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, that's cool!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
:)
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Tristikov Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Great reference, very nice to have all on one sheet!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017
Thank you so much :)
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Captain-Torr Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this one its different. Good detail on objects that are often over looked except maybe by collectors.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017
Thank you my friend,  they were one of the few  assets of soldiers during world war one.
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oldschool6239 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is always so great to look at sir. It is "BOOK" worthy. When I view your illustrations I feel as though I should be turning pages. :-)
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017
Thank you so much, very appreciate :)
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Nat-ti Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ottimo lavoro come sempre. Certi sono molto chic ed aggiungono una "touche" steampunk, gli altri sembrano davvero scomodi.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017
E' vero, certi sembrano davvero scomodi!
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ImperialAce Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
:iconthumbs-upplz: Nice Work 
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
Thank you very much :)
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
really cool :) the different goggles all look great, and it's something I've never seen all put together for comparison...

I was thinking about which ones looked comfy or not, and I got a surge of empathy for the people who, like me, wore glasses... because goggles over glasses is so, so disagreeable...
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You are very right,  just the snow goggles on the top were quite suitable for shortsighted people because the subtle slit decreased the brightness whilst it increased the  angolar resolution, for  the effect of diffraction,  like to see from a very little hole.......
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So I would have had to be in the army only when it was snowing :D
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017
;)
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MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Steampunk fans! Where are you?
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
Lol, I agree with you :)
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vakos67 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
I still wonder how you haven't made something about italian army weapons in ww2. 
sure, the majority of them was trush, but there where some hidden gems, like
the italian cavalry carcano and berreta motherfuckin mosqito.
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:iconandreasilva60:
Hi, why not, I've a very long todo list, with table of ww2 weapons, for   italian, russian, japanese and US, french ,british, romanian........ 
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vakos67 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
i will wait.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
^^
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job as always my friend :). As much as they were effective for protecting the eyes from storm or hail, i guess they also probably narrowed the vision!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
Lol, I agree, I think it's annoying to look at two cracks, but .......www.google.it/url?sa=i&rct=j&a…
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's like going to war blindfolded, XD
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
blind as a bat ;)
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
;)
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lunageek520 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome.
the french gas ones are really cool. and the british ones remind me of Pilot from Romantically Apocalyptic...
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
Thank you very much, I agree, they are really fascinating objects, so modern and yet so alien.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017   Photographer
Always good drawings and very interesting comments. You make a good point that the Industrial Revolution was behind them, so things were very different from say, the Napoleonic Wars.  Great stuff!!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
Thank you my friend, it is so good to know that we have the same love and attention to history.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017   Photographer
We have that!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
^^
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Samuraiknight-1600 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WW1 must be the closest we can come to IRL steampunk.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
Lol, I couldn't agree more!
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ahmet-gonen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there is no ottoman goggles because they were never need it! turks are awesome! :(actually they were using german ones and what they capture from enemy:(
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
I could imagine that sun glasses and dustproof goggles shuold be very useful in desert area, and we must bear in mind that Turks fought over very high mountain against Russian.
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ahmet-gonen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sadly ottomans fought in every damned climate and geoghraphy! from hot desert to cold mountains, from marshes to plains...
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
Yes, very true,  it was a long and bloody war, and the old and glorious Empire, or perhaps more correctly Ottoman Commonwealth, ended, and was stripped of everything.
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tigerfaceswe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
I am so sorry for saying this but...
Skiing glasses before they were cool.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
The were very peculiar :)
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bogatyrkhan Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2017
These are quite rare objects ever depicted in WWI pictorial.
Very well done,my dearest friend.I like the German chaffeur goggles a lot.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
They are small things, marginal, yet do not have glacial goggles
could lead to losing sight. Do you know if the Russians also had snow goggles during WWI? I guess so, given the weather, I did not know Russian, so  I did not find reference images .....
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bogatyrkhan Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2017
Thanks for reply.
Unfortunately I do not know anything about Russian goggles in WWI.
The closest thing I can consult is a book called"В ЗАОБЛАЧНОЙ  СТРАНЕ"(in the sky high country),this book is about the military adventures of the Imperial Russian army in Pamir mountains and Afghanistan in year 1892-1895.In this book the author mentioned nothing about snow goggles and glacier goggles.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
Never mind my friend, thank you very much :)
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bogatyrkhan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
You are most welcome,my friend.
I am sorry for can not provide any useful info.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
Never mind, it would be a next time.....  :)
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