Friday, June 19, 2009

Color of the Day - Proserpine

Proserpine – The new colors of the season are chiefly intended for evening dress. … Proserpine-color is perhaps the newest of all; it is a dark but brilliant shade of crushed-raspberry, a good deal deeper than the hue, of that name, which was so fashionable a few seasons ago, but in the same gamut of tones.
Peterson's Magazine, April 1886

excerpt from:
Elephant's Breath and London Smoke
A Dictionary of Color in History
edited by Deb Salisbury
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