Am I Blue?

There are winter blues, and then there are blues in the winter.  From the Skidmore Standard, February 4, 1899, page 1:

E. L. Wilson, one of our merchants, had a bad attack of the blues Monday morning, or at least that is what one of his early customers thought.  But the truth of the matter is several bottles of liquid bluing had frozen and broken the night before and Mr. Wilson’s hands and clothing were in about the same condition as a ten year old boy’s would be after he has spilled a bottle of ink during school hours.

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