A portrait of a Mother and her seven daughters don't often see people in these old photos that are beautiful by modern standards. These girls are unusually beautiful. Hard to guess which one is the mother.
Victorian Architecture - A fretwork spandrel by Cumberland Woodcraft demarcates the window bay in the newly added family room, where all surfaces are embellished with Victorian-era patterns. Ferns add to the Victorian air.
In Victorian times mourning the death of a hustband involved wearing heavy, concealing, black clothing, and the use of heavy veils of black crêpe. The entire ensemble was colloquially known as "widow's weeds" (from the Old English "Waed" meaning "garment"