Mourning Clothing

Artifacts that illustrate the mourning rituals followed by women during and after the Civil War.

Mourning Dress

Mourning Dress, ca. 1867. The Jacqueline Loewe Fowler Costume Collection, Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler, 1982.

Mourning Ensemble

Mourning ensemble, 1870-72. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Martha Woodward Weber, 1930.

Brooch (mourning)

Mourning Brooch, 1825-1860. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. J. Harper (Constance Schermerhorn) Skillin, 1956.

Mourning Ring

Tiffany & Co. (maker), Mourning ring, 1854-1870. New-York Historical Society.