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Fashionable Mourning Jewelry, Clothing & Customs by Mary Brett

Fashionable Mourning Jewelry, Clothing & Customs by Mary Brett

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Explore the many fascinating nineteenth century traditions associated with death and mourning. The widespread influence of England's Queen Victoria perpetuated displays of grieving as she, her court, and loyal subjects remained in a state of mourning for over forty years.

Over 300 color photographs display jewelry, photography and painted portraits, children's, men's, and women's clothes; poems, letters of sympathy, armbands, procession badges, hair receivers, announcements, and horse-drawn vehicles that were specifically associated with death customs. Symbolism in written phrases, flowers, and objects is presented and many examples are shown. Over 70 pages of a Victorian hair jewelry catalog are included, showing hundreds of designs that could be ordered as keepsakes, often using your own hair. Today's collectors of friendship and mourning memorabilia can expect to see antique items that not only speak of comfort and solace in times of need but continue to appreciate in value.

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  • Fashionable Mourning Jewelry, Clothing & Customs, With Price Guide

    Mary Brett


  • Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket

    Copyright: 2006

    Pages: 224

    Size: 8.75 x 11.38 in.

    Condition: New

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