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This striking image contrasts a youthful bride and mature widow, showing how deeply some women expressed their mourning. While etiquette books required widows and close relatives in mourning to wear black for at least a year, many women wore grey or purple to weddings. This illustration reveals how some women wore black for the remainder of their lives, a devoted tribute to their lost loved ones.

Fashion Illustration, 1895 This striking image contrasts a youthful bride and mature widow, showing how deeply some women expressed their mourning. While etiquette books required widows and close.

Princess Alice of GB, daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, later Grand…

Princess Alice of Great Britain, second daughter of Queen Victoria. Mourning the death of her father, Prince Albert.

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