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El Armario de Lady Marlo: Joyería de luto. Mourning jewelry
Mourning Dress Date: ca. 1883 Culture: American Medium: silk, jet Accession Number: 1979.346.53 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1867 American mourning dress. [Metropolitan Museum of Art] Another cotton example, very plain with lovely flounces at the bottom, and tight, trim sleeves. More gathering in the bodice than pleating as well, an interesting construction choice.
Victorian Mourning Gown Front View 1880's original mourning gown. Gown images courtesy of time-travelers antiques on ebay. "A most becoming original circa 1880 lady's black silk taffeta 2 piece bustled and trained mourning dress that is a very good example of a woman not sacrificing style at the time of mourning.