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"Portrait of King George VI” (1895-1952) by Sir Gerald Kelly.

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This is a bottle of “Anthracene Yellow”, an inexpensive yellow dye. It can be used to dye fabric but can quickly fade when washed. Historically, this dye has been used as a substitute for the natural dye “fustic”, which is obtained from a tropical…

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You can look, but don’t touch! In the Victorian era, a new shade called Emerald Green was the height of fashion. Looks lovely, until you realize that this shade was also known as Arsenic Green because of the poisonous ingredient used to produce it!…

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What do sailors from the 1800s and people from the 1960s and 1970s have in common? They both wore bell bottoms!

Blue jeans were originally worn by the working class, but manufacturers expanded their range of styles as jeans became more…

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