Mourning dress in two pieces, black silk faille embroidered in black with decorative lacing  c. 1877

Mourning dress in two pieces, black silk faille embroidered in black with decorative lacing c. 1877

Stunning Gown! Dress, 1887, American, silk, Label: White Howard Co., 25 W. 16th St., New York.

A Marc Jacobs Victorian Throwback

Stunning Gown! Dress, 1887, American, silk, Label: White Howard Co., 25 W. 16th St., New York.

Mourning Dress  Charlotte Duclos  (French)  Date: ca. 1910  Culture: French  Medium: silk, jet

Mourning Dress Charlotte Duclos (French) Date: ca. 1910 Culture: French Medium: silk, jet

Mourning Dress and accessories. During the Victorian era through the early 20th century, mourning ritual and dress were observed for six months to a year. The etiquette of how to dress, in terms of clothing and jewelry was observed by American and British alike,

Mourning Dress and accessories. During the Victorian era through the early 20th century, mourning ritual and dress were observed for six months to a year. The etiquette of how to dress, in terms of clothing and jewelry was observed by American and British alike,

Formal court mourning dress of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, made by Fanni Scheiner, dated after 1877. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien / Wagenburg und Monturdepot. Photos: (Top): Joshua Greene; (Bottom): Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Bodice of black satin trimmed with Chantilly lace and jet bead embroidery, black satin skirt with bustle and train, black lace bonnet and black velvet veil-mask edged with black lace.

Formal court mourning dress of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, made by Fanni Scheiner, dated after 1877. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien / Wagenburg und Monturdepot. Photos: (Top): Joshua Greene; (Bottom): Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Bodice of black satin trimmed with Chantilly lace and jet bead embroidery, black satin skirt with bustle and train, black lace bonnet and black velvet veil-mask edged with black lace.

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