Aniline Dye Samples

Sample books like this distributed information about the newly developed aniline dyes. They also not only showed the various dye colors but also how they appear on different materials.

Protein fibers such as wool and cellulose fibers such as cotton react differently to dyes.

Aniline dye colors
Gibson, Richard H. The American Dyer, a Practical Treatise on the Coloring of Wool, Cotton, Yarn & Cloth in Three Parts… Embracing in all Over 200 Recipes for Colors and Shades, and Ninety Four Samples of Colored Wool and Cotton Waste, &c. Central Falls: RI, E.L. Freeman, 1873. Crerar Library: TP897.G44 1873