Tag: Madder dye

  • God, Glory and Gold vs. God, Glory and … Dead Bugs

    God, Glory and Gold vs. God, Glory and … Dead Bugs

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    The cochineal is an insect slightly larger than a poppy seed. The bug’s carcass is the prime ingredient in creating a natural dye using carmine. Primarily a parasite, they are native to tropical and subtropical South America and up through North America and are collected from the pad of prickly pear cacti.

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The final piece of Postcard History’s Presidential Homes series appears here. We have saved the best until last. Mount Vernon may be the most visited of all the president’s homes and it may be that Mount Vernon postcards outnumber the others by many times.

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