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When I was a very young child, I subscribed to a weekly news magazine (all of two pages) about chemistry. One day there was a story about the discovery of the first synthetic dye - mauve. I clearly remember this very picture. I was amazed when, while working on this project many years later, Mr. Cyclops sent me a Chemical News article commemorating the 100th anniversary of William Henry Perkins discovery. And there, in the middle of things, was this flashback to my childhood. - Thanks to Cyclops for this amazing find.