In 18th and 19th century England, mercury was used in the production of felt, which was used in the manufacturing of hats common of the time. People who worked in these hat factories were exposed daily to trace amounts of the metal, which accumulated within their bodies over time, causing some workers to develop dementia caused by mercury poisoning. Thus the phrase “Mad as a Hatter” became popular as a way to refer to someone who was perceived as insane//

“Mad as a hatter” - In and century England, mercury was used in making felt for hats. Workers in hat factories were exposed daily to trace amounts of the metal, which eventually caused mercury poisoning in some, resulting in dementia.

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Des costumes à l'ancienne

Photo: Lissy Elle Laricchia “Have I gone mad?” said the Mad Hatter… “I’m afraid so”, said Alice, “You’re entirely bonkers… but I’ll tell you a secret, all the best people are.

Quand la pop culture rencontre la peinture flamande. Alice aux pays des merveilles  Sacha-Goldberger-super-flemish

Quand la Pop Culture et les super-héros rencontrent la peinture flamande

*ALICE LIDDELL ~ by Lewis Carroll...a great pioneer in children's photography or just photography in general.

Portrait of Alice Liddell (The Alice in Wonderland) Lewis Carroll, English, 1832 - 1898 Alice Liddell, gum platinum print by Alvin Langdon Coburn, ca. 1915 x cm.

Adam Oehlers

Alice in Wonderland by Adam Oehlers

Lewis Carroll et Alice Liddell

Alice Liddell dressed up as a beggar-maid. Photo by Lewis Carroll Alice Pleasance Liddell May 1852 – 16 November inspired the children’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by.

Alice Liddell photographiée en 1860 par Lewis Carroll

Alice Liddell, age the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland photographed by Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) in 1860