Death by wallpaper the alluring arsenic colors that poisoned the victorian age lucinda hawksleys book bitten by witch fever chronicles the rise of poisonous pigments in the 19th century . Bitten by witch fever is a fascinating glimpse into the history of arsenic wallpapers in the victorian age arsenic was used in everything from household pest control to edible wafers and complexion enhancers to dyes for clothing and wallpapers the deadly compound was used to help add bright and vivid colors. Bitten by witch fever morriss own phrase to dismiss arsenic and wall paper related public health concerns in 1885 tells this fatal story of victorian home decor building upon new research conducted especially for this book by the british national archive on their own samples. Bitten by witch fever wallpaper and arsenic in the nineteenth century home thames hudson by lucinda hawksley october 11 2016 in this story fall design facebook. Bitten by witch fever traces the arresting story of the manufacture uses and effects of arsenic in the 19th century home in particular the pigments ingrained in popular wallpapers lucinda hawksley reveals how pigments such as scheeles green and schweinfurt green were created using arsenic to produce more vibrant and durable dyes which
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