The dye that causes people to die

Wallpaper with Scheel Green In the mid-1700s, Carl Wilhelm Scheele discovered a copper derivative that was a particularly vivid green. Scheele’s discovery — known as Scheele’s Green — was used as a pigment for all sorts of artistic works, particularly among the European elite. Wallpaper, in particular, was made using Scheele’s Green to achieve the …

THE BILL OF RIGHTS: A BRIEF HISTORY #10

Insurrections often are propagated upon misinformation.   So too are the most recent band of domestic terrorist who like to hide behind our most sacred American institutions.  In this series, I want to explore the Bill of Rights and why some of the hype and hyperbole thrown around by the extremist is not just wrong but …

Leather Goods

Okay, I am making a few period hammerstalls (don’t worry there will be some rebel versions for all you antidisestablishmentarians) at Fort Mifflin’s Gift Shop soon. These will be $10 and proceeds will go to Fort Programming. I will also be putting portmanteau on consignment in the giftshop as well. These are much more involved …