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Format Image Remove constraint Format: Image Subject Perkin, William Henry, Sir, 1838-1907 Remove constraint Subject: Perkin, William Henry, Sir, 1838-1907 Subject Dyes and dyeing--Chemistry Remove constraint Subject: Dyes and dyeing--Chemistry

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    • 1980

    William Henry Perkin depicted in his laboratory. Perkin, center, examines test dyeing of silk taffeta with mauve aniline dye. Left, his father, the backer of the plant, stands behind Perkin and admires the fabric. In…

    • 1906

    Portrait of W. H. (William Henry) Perkin (1838-1907). Known as the father of the synthetic chemical industry, Perkin created the first synthetic dye, mauveine, in 1856, while attempting to create an artificial version…