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chained_bear commented on the word Lyons blue
"Envying Perkin's wild success, other chemists strove to imitate him. The colors they created--including Lyons blue, Britannia violet, and iodine green--all found enthusiastic buyers."
Amy Butler Greenfield, A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire (New York: Harper Collins, 2005), 227.
October 6, 2017
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