Not only is crinoline uncomfortable to wear, it has led to the death and destruction of many women (and in some cases men) who horrifically caught fire when the highly combustible underskirt liner came too close to the flames.

Punch Magazine, August 1856
Punch Magazine, August 1856

The Wyandot Pioneer 26 Nov. 1857
The Wyandot Pioneer 26 Nov. 1857

The Daily Dispatch 5 February  1861
The Nashville Daily Union 20 Nov. 1862
Cleveland Morning Leader 22  July 1863
The Hartford Republican, 10 July 1908
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