Mourning ensemble Date: ca. 1850 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 61 in. (154.9 cm) Length at CF: 56 1/2 in. (143.5 cm) Width at Bottom: 176 in. (447 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Janet K. Smith, 1941 Accession Number: C.I.41.21.4a, b Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Victorian in Mourning – who wore what, and for how long?
Half-mourning dress, c. mid-1850s, the North Carolina Museum of History.
Visiting dress Date: 1863–65 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton, glass Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Althea Adams May, 1977 Accession Number: 1977.204.2a, b
Wrapper Date: 1840s Culture: American Medium: cotton
Black, satin-striped silk. American, mourning, 1850s. MET NY. [Or perhaps a really nice black silk dress.]