Veteran of Waterloo with his wife, 1850. This photo was taken 35 years after the battle. There is no info as to the nationality of the veteran. The attire gives no real clues. One thing's for sure: there were no veteran's benefits for this couple judging from their rather scruffy overall appearance. .
Beautiful, I am a true girl. I like to wear make-up, Put smelly water on and I like my heels as high as I can get em and not fall down. Thing about it is now days is you can't really tell whats beautiful anymore. What is true beauty?
There were two strict years of mourning for Victorian women. For first year mourning it was mandatory that she wear all black and if she couldn't afford to buy new clothes they dyed their existing clothing black - then bleached them again later.