What Color Is It? Some Notes In Regard To Dyestuffs And The 1911 Service Coat…

And just for something a bit different today…in an earlier post, we discussed the development of aniline dyes and their impact on clothing. Here is one major example of this although it did not involve the fashion world.

Amazing how little details impact the larger ones in the clothing world- in 1914, Germany was the world’s largest manufacturer of aniline dyes and when the war broke out, shortages developed which in turn caused difficulties here in the US even though we would not be entering the war until April 1917.