Emerald shutters • Earth.com

Shutters were often colored in a pretty emerald shade. This came after a pigment called Paris green had been developed in 1775. It was colored with arsenic, which is a deadly toxin. So you probably wouldn’t want to lick the shutters, but they were pretty good at keeping mosquitoes at bay! Photo Credit: Alida BOARI/Getty Images

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