InterestedReader wrote: ... I thought they'd just had it painted in May and Lizzie chose the colours. There was the daring 'drab' accented by an oxblood - indistinguishable from real blood if you dragged your skirts along it... .
Yes, you are correct, Interested. Mary A. Raymond, the dressmaker, stated that she had gone to the Borden house the first week in May, and made the Bedford Cord dress for Lizzie first. She also stated that Lizzie got paint on the dress during the three weeks she was at the Borden house. So, Lizzie had the dress for 3 months prior to the murders, and decided 3 days after the murders, that the dress just had to be burned the day after she became a suspect. Hmmmm...
See page 1576 of the Trial Transcript for Mrs. Mary A. Raymond's testimony: http://lizzieandrewborden.com/wp-conten ... orden2.pdf
Out of curiosity, where did you read that the ‘daring 'drab' accented by an oxblood’? I have not heard of this before.
InterestedReader wrote: ...Here we have Farrow & Ball paint and it's sold in the States now, i've just read. You might like to see their colours. Farrow & Ball are reckoned to be the most exact reproductions of the colours used in the past. They also recreate the textures of historic paint, such as distemper, and all the finishes once used interior or exterior:
http://www.farrow-ball.com/colours/pain ... egory/list
They're wonderful. They make modern paint-colours seem crude.
Thank you for the link, Interested. I tried to find the drab color within that link, but failed to find it.