Sarah Albee: A Killing Frost

From: Sarah Albee
July 12, 2012 at 05:43AM

“Frosted” ornamental flowers were a brief fad in London during the 1860s. The fake flowers were dusted with fine glass, broken into minute chips. The glass entered the lungs of the workers, usually young girls, killing many of them.

source: Liza Picard, Victorian London, page 251

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