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Links: Death, Mourning & Funeral Customs

NOTE: Some of these articles contain images that may be disturbing (given that one of the customs of the Victorian day was to take photographs of the dead!)

Death: Victorian Era
http://www.deathonline.net/remembering/mourning/victorian.cfm

Funerary Practices in the Victorian Period
http://www.morbidoutlook.com/nonfiction/articles/2003_04_vicdeath.html

Memento Mori: Death and Photography in Nineteenth Century America
http://vv.arts.ucla.edu/terminals/meinwald/meinwald1.html

Mourning and Funeral Usages
http://www.victoriana.com/library/harpers/funeral.html
An article on funeral etiquette from Harper's Bazaar, 1886.

Victorian Death Rituals
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=151

Victorian Garden Cemeteries
http://www.timetravel-britain.com/articles/london/cemeteries.shtml
Four of London's best-known Victorian cemeteries.

Victorian London Cemeteries
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hitch/gendocs/cem.html
Includes a list of all London's Victorian cemeteries.

Victorian Mourning Garb
http://www.morbidoutlook.com/fashion/historical/2001_03_victorianmourn.html

Victorian Post-Mortem Photography
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/01/victorian_postmortem_photography.php
Interesting article on the topic, with a few sample photos.

Victorian Mourning and Sentimental Jewelry
http://www.guyotbrothers.com/jewelry-history/victorian-mourning-and-sentimental-jewelry.htm

Victorian Mourning Customs
http://www.quilthistory.com/VMC.htm
From Collier's Cyclopedia, published in 1901; wonderful details on what to wear, the types of fabrics that are appropriate, etc.

Victoria's Past
http://www.victoriaspast.com/
Visit "The Parlour" for an interesting article on mourning attire and practices.

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C = Chatterbox   GOP = Girl's Own Paper   S = The Strand

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