Diane Mannion, Mrs Stewart's, #24, 3.5x2.5" oil on linen/mounted
Old bottle of liquid bluing found in an antique shop... not art supply store. Yes, artists are attracted to colorful objects! Still about a half inch of the most gorgeous blue liquid inside. Wouldn't dare open and sniff.
Whitening Whites Safely since 1883! Mrs Stewart was born in the early 1880's. When the stuff was first manufactured in a low-ceiling basement, holes had to be made in the floor for the workers feet to hang down. Poor souls.
And after one-hundred years this product is still sold! Information reported on the MSB site.
OTHER USES FOR MRS STEWART'S BLUING!
Magic Salt Crystal Garden
Brighten Swimming Pool Water
Whiter Pets (!!!)
Relieve Pain of Insect Bites
Make Glass and Crystal Sparkle
Reduce Algae in Bird Baths and Fish Ponds
Mark Ski Race Courses!
Detect Plumbing Leaks
Coloring Flowers (?why?)
AND USEFUL STILL LIFE OBJECT! (not reported on MSB site)