Etiquette manuscrite sur le premier plat :
"Carte d'échantillons anciens de diverses provenances F. Rhem"
étiquette de titre :
"Échantillons anciens de diverse provenances rassemblés depuis 1862 pour donner des idées et pour trouver quelques petits genres nouveaux."
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.