Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Article Available in the GYR Online Journal


The custom of putting mourning garments on small children
is a barbarous one, and should be tabooed.

~ Godey's Magazine 1896 ~

For several years I have looked for cabinet cards and carte-de-visites showing infants in mourning dress. Such photographs have been extremely difficult to find and if found anything but affordable.

Victorians had elaborate sets of rules concerning mourning. Those rules included the dress of infants during the period of mourning. From the beginning of the dictates of mourning etiquette, black was always considered far too severe for infants and children. The mourning for children under twelve years of age was white in summer and gray in winter, with black trimmings, belt, sleeve-ruffles or bonnet-ribbons.

You'll find the rest of this article from the History Hare in
the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.

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