Early Bayer Dyestuffs Labels
"Colourful Times"(1863-1882), Bayer Review, March 1988, p. 6-7.
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Bayer's Early Dyestuffs in New England.  Click to Enlarge
"Evidence of Bayer's Dyestuffs
Beginnings Found in New England",
Mobay News, December 1990, p. 1-2
Years ago, redyeing garments at home was common.  This Putnam Dyes display box held a wide
range of dyes for the consumer.  It measures 19 x 16 x 8 inches and was constructed of wood
and tin.  It depicts a Revolutionary War soldier, General Putnam, being chased by Red Coats.
Putnam Dyes Advertising Fans
Diamond Dyes Display Cabinets 1910-1915, 31x22x9 Inches.  Tin Lithograph Inserts.
Wells & Richardson Co., Burlington, VT
Diamond Dyes Packets
Atlas Colors 5 Lb. Tin for Certified Food Dyes of H. Kohnstamm & Co.
Photo:  Courtesy of E. Josephson
American Aniline display box of various products colored with Amanil dyes.  The inside of the box shows the dyeing
recipe for the products.   Photos:  Courtesy of Gary Mock.  Click to enlarge.
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Dyes Memorabilia
BASF Rensselaer Descriptive Brochure, ca. 1993
Vintage Putnam Dyes Tin Sign
Photo Credit:  Robert Putnam (Photo by Joe Cameron)
Left:  Geigy Dye Swatch Books, ca. 1930s-1950s,  Illustrate a Vast Range of Dyes for Textiles.  
Right:  Geigy Carpet Dye Sample Box, ca. 1950, Displays Shades for Woo/Nylon Carpets.  Photograph by
Gregory Tobias, Courtesy of Chemical Heritage Foundation Collections, Philadelphia, PA.  Click to Enlarge.
Standard Ultramarine Co. Ink Blotter.  Art by Charles Twelvetrees
The Bayer company started in Elberfeld in 1863. From 1887 onward Bayer had a printing office
where these labels were produced.  The headquarters were moved  to Leverkusen in 1912.  The
label on the left was for Arabic countries and the one on the right for China.  The labels were used
as registered trademarks. Graphic artists of the company created the labels in the Jugendstil  art
nouveau style that was popular at that time. Images are courtesy of Gary Mock.  Click to enlarge.
Early Chromolithoed Dye Labels
Photos Courtesy of Dave Lewis
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