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How William Perkin’s search for a malaria cure led to the color mauve

by Bridget Bodnar Mar 12, 2018
A teenager tinkering in his lab invented a brilliant synthetic shade of purple in Victorian England.
The original mauve — similar to the shade depicted in this image — was much brighter than the color we know today.
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