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The Rediscovery of Milk-Based House Paints and the Myth of "Brickdust and Buttermilk" Paints

SC001.1968.058.211.002 (RS12782)

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Collection Name
Old-Time New England
Collection Code
SC001
Dates
1968
Date Notes
Volume 58, Number 211 (Winter, 1968)
Abstract
Reports of paints in colonial America being made of brickdust and buttermilk solution are common but untrue. Where did this myth come from? It seems to derive from a common misunderstanding of terminology. This article looks at how this misunderstanding arose.
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Collection Type
Serials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Article ID: 153
GUSN
169772
Reference Code
SC001.1968.058.211.002

Record details

Originator
Richard M. Candee (Author)
Publisher
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Publisher Series
Old Time New England
Place of Publication
Boston, Mass.
Publications Referencing This Collection
(1968). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

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