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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Women's Clothing ➔ Mourning Handkerchief

Identifier:
146051
Description:
In Victorian society, it was customary to follow a strict etiquette for mourning royalty, political leaders and of course for relatives. This mourning handkerchief, also known as a funeral handkerchief is an example of a key accessory that was required as part of the ritual. Early in history, mourning handkerchief's were white with black trim and later they were mainly black. The production of mourning clothing and accessories was a lucrative business and items like this were commonly purchased.
Date:
circa 1890
Materials:
Cotton, Netting
Dimensions:
10.5 in" h 10.5 in" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Lapsley, Mrs. Samuel N.
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
A Time to Mourn ()
Maker/Donor
Lapsley, Mrs. Samuel N.
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