The Curious Case of the Glass Eye Smuggler

Presentation Description

In October 1911, United States customs agents arrested Bruno Schulze, a rather ordinary-looking business man, for smuggling 15,000 glass prosthetic eyes into the country. Over the next 12 months, the bizarre story of Schulze’s smuggling empire unfolded before a fascinated public. Follow along as customs agents make a case against Schulze and learn more about the fascinating history of glass eye prosthetics.

Presentation Summary

    • Length: 60 minutes, including Q&A