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4 Creepy Victorian Mourning Rituals

No one honored the dead quite like the Victorians.


1. Post-Mortem Photography

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  • Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

2. Mourning Jewelry

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  • A Victorian bracelet made of human hair. 

    Photo Credit: Heritage Images / Getty Images

3. Mourning Dress

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  • Queen Victoria, in mourning.

    Photo Credit: W. and D. Downey / Getty Images

4. Superstitions

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  • Photo Credit: Michael Kappel / Flickr (CC)