Victorian Tear-Catchers Myth

Thank you, Lisa Price, for bringing this to my attention. It’s certainly worth sharing.

 

I had not heard the myth of Victorian era tear-catchers (probably because there was no such thing), which says that grieving people captured their tears in decorative glass vials. These tiny, pretty vials were intended for perfume. Read more about this at Tear Catchers on Atlas Obscura, by Sonya Vatomsky.

 

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