Friday, August 30, 2013

Hand Coloured Regency Fan

This hand coloured fan dates from1790-1820 and is in the British Museum's collection. Their description:
Unmounted fan-leaf, with a young woman in mourning dress seated by a tombstone on a grave in a landscape.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Peter Robsinson Mourning Warehouse Ad

Good old Peter Robinson. He advertised constantly in the late 19th century. If he could hear, I'd like to thank him for giving us so many glimpses into day-today mourning in Victorian London. I want to attend this sale!!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

1818 Walking Dress Print

This lovely print is in the Museum of London's collection. it dates from 1818. I've read in 2 books that mourning outfits from this time period were never all black. But this print seems to dispute that!