I have a large ledger style fabric sample book with damaged corners, a cracked spine and an ornate label on the front. Carefully written in an elegant hand is the word ‘Divers 1863’, French for various. Inside are numerous samples of printed cottons from various French printers in Mulhouse. These are some of my favorites!
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Throughout the book the prints are mostly Madder style....plum, orange and deep browns. Each page in the book is labeled '1863'. These were printed in the Mulhouse region of France during the American Civil War.