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    • 1858

    Early examples of paper chromatography from German chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, who is considered to be the originator of the analytic technique. Runge investigated the color reactions of various chemical…

    • 1954

    Color print magazine advertisement for Cole of California's Celaperm line, made from colored Celanese acetate yarn.

    • 1955-Jul

    Article from Better Homes and Gardens, July 1955.

    • Colors of the Solar Spectrum
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "Couleurs d’un spectre solaire produit par un prisme de sulfure de carbone comparées aux types du premier cercle chromatique de Mr. E. Chevreul."

    The plate indicates colors from Chevreul’s "first chromatic…

    • Of Colors and of their Applications in the Industrial Arts with the Help of Chromatic Circles
    • 1864

    Michel Eugène Chevreul’s Des couleurs presents the French chemist’s color classification system distinguishing 14,400 hues and tones. The book’s plates, illustrating various tonal scales and color wheels, were produced…

    • Tenth chromatic circle
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "10ème cercle chromatique de Mr. Chevreul renfermant les couleurs rabattues, à 9/10 de noir."

    Chevreul’s tenth chromatic circle shows the 72 pure hues from Plate V subdued with 9/10 black.

    • Ninth chromatic circle
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "9ème cercle chromatique de Mr. Chevreul renfermant les couleurs rabattues, à 8/10 de noir."

    Chevreul’s ninth chromatic circle shows the 72 pure hues from Plate V subdued with 8/10 black.

    • Seventh chromatic circle
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "7ème cercle chromatique de Mr. Chevreul renfermant les couleurs rabattues, à 6/10 de noir."

    Chevreul’s seventh chromatic circle shows the 72 pure hues from Plate V subdued with 6/10 black.

    • Eighth chromatic circle
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "8ème cercle chromatique de Mr. Chevreul renfermant les couleurs rabattues, à 7/10 de noir."

    Chevreul’s eighth chromatic circle shows the 72 pure hues from Plate V subdued with 7/10 black.

    • Sixth chromatic circle
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "6ème cercle chromatique de Mr. Chevreul renfermant les couleurs rabattues, à 5/10 de noir."

    Chevreul’s sixth chromatic circle shows the 72 pure hues from Plate V subdued with 5/10 black.

    • Fifth chromatic circle
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "5ème cercle chromatique de Mr. Chevreul renfermant les couleurs rabattues, à 4/10 de noir."

    Chevreul’s fifth chromatic circle shows the 72 pure hues from Plate V subdued with 4/10 black.

    • Fourth chromatic circle
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "4ème cercle chromatique de Mr. Chevreul renfermant les couleurs rabattues, à 3/10 de noir."

    Chevreul’s fourth chromatic circle shows the 72 pure hues from Plate V subdued with 3/10 black.

    • Circular zone divided into 72 equal parts
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "C’est la Planche 3 divisée en 72 parties égales avec cette condition que les zônes représentant le rouge, le jaune et le bleu, partagent en deux moities les trois parties où elles se trouvent."

    This plate…

    • Scale of blue tones
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "Manière dont Mr. Chevreul conçoit qu'une couleur qui est indéfinie en allant du blanc au noir est distinguée en parties définies qu'il appelle tons."

    Chevreul presents the gamut of a pure color—blue—from…

    • Second chromatic circle
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "2ème cercle chromatique de Mr. Chevreul renfermant les couleurs rabattues, à 1/10 de noir."

    Chevreul’s second chromatic circle shows the 72 pure hues from Plate V subdued with 1/10 black.

    • First chromatic circle containing pure colors
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "1er cercle chromatique de Mr. Chevreul renfermant les couleurs franches."

    Chevreul’s first chromatic circle shows 72 colors in their purest hues.

    • Third chromatic circle
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "3ème cercle chromatique de Mr. Chevreul renfermant les couleurs rabattues, à 2/10 de noir."

    Chevreul’s third chromatic circle shows the 72 pure hues from Plate V subdued with 2/10 black.

    • Circular zone of continuous colors
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "Zône circulaire dont les couleurs sont continues. On la suppose formée d’une reunion de zônes excessivement étroites et contigues parmi lesquelles il en est trois qui sont a des distances égales, RR, JJ, et…

    • Chromatic scale of tones: purple-red
    • 1864

    The gamut of purple-red tones from light to dark along a 20-tone scale, where positions 0 and 21 correspond to white and black respectively.

    • Chromatic scale of tones: purple
    • 1864

    The gamut of purple tones from light to dark along a 20-tone scale, where positions 0 and 21 correspond to white and black respectively.

    • Chromatic scale of tones: blue-purple
    • 1864

    The gamut of blue-purple tones from light to dark along a 20-tone scale, where positions 0 and 21 correspond to white and black respectively.

    • Chromatic scale of tones: blue
    • 1864

    The gamut of blue tones from light to dark along a 20-tone scale, where positions 0 and 21 correspond to white and black respectively.

    • Chromatic scale of tones: green
    • 1864

    The gamut of green tones from light to dark along a 20-tone scale, where positions 0 and 21 correspond to white and black respectively.

    • Chromatic scale of tones: yellow-green
    • 1864

    The gamut of yellow-green tones from light to dark along a 20-tone scale, where positions 0 and 21 correspond to white and black respectively.