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As far back as 4,000 years ago, people used the shells of Murex sea snails to make purple dye known as Tyrian purple. The extraction process was time-consuming, making the colour purple rare and expensive. Purple was so expensive that…

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Designed by Alexander Storing of the MMC Class of 2021, these sunflowers are inspired by the sunflower mural at Jo Anne’s Place: Health Foods & More, a local business.

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Local residents march in the Peterborough Pride Parade, which has been celebrated in town since 2003. Pride events are held in honour of the Stonewall Riots that took place in New York City in the summer of 1969. The riots began in response to…

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A bright and noticeable colour such as red would draw anyone’s attention to those who wore it, especially on their lips. Red lipstick became very popular in the 1920s with the Suffragettes, who wore it to convey a newfound sense of power and voice.…

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Halloween Postcard, October 26, 1909.

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Designed by graphic designer Daniel Quasar in 2018, the Progress Pride Flag adds a 5-coloured chevron shape to the traditional 7-colour rainbow. The white, pink and blue represent the Transgender Pride Flag. The brown and black stand for LGBT+…

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“Pine Trees” highlights the many shades of green we find in nature. The artist, Katherine Wallis, was a Canadian painter, sculptor and poet who was born in 1860 in Peterborough. Wallis studied art in Edinburgh and London, but her studies were…

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A flower colour wheel representing the colours of the rainbow.

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