Handwritten label on the first course:
"Map of ancient samples from various sources F. Rhem."
title label :
"Ancient samples from various sources gathered since 1862 to give ideas and to find some new genres."
Chemist, specializing in the color of the fabric installed in Normandy, Felicien Rhem was a member of the industrial society of Rouen in the years 1870-1890. He wrote several articles including, in 1874, Notes concerning the dyeing of fabrics printed in artificial alizarin. F. Rhem collected only samples which has been dyed and more often in a complex way for the time. All are dyed in several colors and in several shapes: dots, circles, grids, bands, leaves or flowers.