The colourful chemistry of artificial dyes

Detail of fringing and sleeve on a purple dress dyed with Perkin's mauveine dye c.1862

My first post of 2021 is to pass on an interesting article about the history of dyes.

There are some fabulous pictures in this post.

As usual, my favourites are the sample cards showing the range of colours.

But as you would expect from the Science Museum, there are also lots of interesting facts to read.

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