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.
|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|