Mourning. This would have freaked me out. And it does looking at it.
Victorian mourning gown, ca. 1877
A rather grand mourning jewellery set made from Whitby jet - courtesy of the British Museum
"The Spirit Hath Fled" - Victorian mourning locket with black and white enamel on 9k gold
It's eerie, but there is a beauty about it. I think it's lovely how much the Victorians honored the dead.
Oh, how ghastly! Learn more about Victorian history here http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|405131
Victorian mourning jewelry
victorian mourning dress child | mourning-dress
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