Regency Hazards – Pins

 “A young lady in France had the fatal habit of cleaning her ears with pins; a   trifling humour was the result, which terminated lately in a cancer. The brass and quicksilver used in the preparation of pins may easily account for this circumstance, and which render them so very pernicious to the teeth when used as tooth-picks.”

— La Belle Assemblee, Vols 17-18, Jan-Dec 1818

I shan’t say anything further on the matter. You’ve been warned.

From the same issue of said Magazine--a detail of evening dress with white satin turban and pear-shaped pearl earrings.

From the same issue of said Magazine–a detail of evening dress with white satin turban and pear-shaped pearl earrings.