And For A Little More Mauveine…

As a small follow-up to our previous posting in regard to Mauveine, below are two pictures on very striking example from the 1860s. What is especially remarkable is that the color is so vivid over 100 years later; it’s almost glowing.

Mauvein Dress1

Day Dress, French, c. 1860 – 1870; Victoria and Albert Museum (T.118 to D-1979)

Mauvein Dress2

Rear View

The color is simply amazing and it’s easy to understand why aniline dyes because popular during the 19th Century.

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