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Mourning Dresses, 1867 & 1868, "Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo Credit: By Jennifer Nicole Sullivan

Mourning Dresses, 1867 & 1868, "Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo Credit: By Jennifer Nicole Sullivan

Silk dress--Zouave jacket, bodice, skirt, and alternate bodice. Photo: Mats Landin. Nordic Museum, Sweden

Silk dress--Zouave jacket, bodice, skirt, and alternate bodice. Photo: Mats Landin. Nordic Museum, Sweden

Visiting dress Date: 1863–65 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton, glass Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Althea Adams May, 1977 Accession Number: 1977.204.2a, b

Visiting dress Date: 1863–65 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton, glass Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Althea Adams May, 1977 Accession Number: 1977.204.2a, b

"1875 Mourning fashion." Not too far off from the 1880s look. No train, narrower silhouette to the skirt, no trailing veil.

"1875 Mourning fashion." Not too far off from the 1880s look. No train, narrower silhouette to the skirt, no trailing veil.

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