Sunglasses with transistor radio

This week's artifact is a pair of sunglasses with a built-in transistor radio. (1973.3594.1) This was a gift from Benjamin H. Oehlert, whom LBJ appointed as the Ambassador to Pakistan in 1967.

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Prior to his appointment, Benjamin H. Oehlert practiced law, worked for the State Department, and had a successful career at Coca-Cola, where he achieved the position of senior vice president. Oehlert served as Ambassador to Pakistan from 1967 until 1969. [New York Times, June 5, 1985]

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