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FREE Lecture: Victorian Mourning: Fashions, Fads, Perceptions and Realities.












The New York Nineteenth Century Society ( is presenting this FREE lecture.


Time: Saturday, March 23rd 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Place: Think Coffee (lower level lounge) 248 Mercer St. NY, NY[masked]
Telephone: (212)[masked]

While conducting research on the 1865 funeral of wealthy Manhattan merchant Seabury Tredwell, garment historian Christine Evans began to notice a difference between the mourning clothing worn at the funeral, and the clothing used afterwards for extended formal mourning. In this month’s speaker presentation we will take a look beyond the etiquette books at diaries, family spending for funerals, advertisements for funeral wear as well as living subjects in postmortem photographs. This will allow us to examine the differences found between the grave side and the fashion expectations of mid nineteenth-century mourning. The end result being a more accurate image of the traditions and fashions used to commemorate the passing of a loved one.

Admission is FREE.

Please arrive early or on time. SEATING IS LIMITED.

This program is supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.




This is an E.O.I. (Event of Interest) meet up. As such it is not planned, organized, or hosted by NY Steampunk-Artists and Enthusiasts who assume no responsibility for its content. (However we really think you would have a great time at it!)




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  • Patti S.

    LOVED it. Had to leave, so I didn't get as much time to socialize afterward as I would have liked. Next time!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A perfect presentation in all regards.

    March 24, 2013

  • Brandi

    Fabulous. Christine is such a pleasure to listen to. Had a delightful afternoon with engaging company!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Morgana

    educational and entertaining!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you're attending, take note that we are meeting in the LOWER LEVEL LOUNGE at 'Think Coffee' 248 Mercer Street.
    Just opposite the cashier's station is the door to the lower level.
    Just look for the sign for this event, it will also be posted on that door.

    March 22, 2013

    • Patti S.

      Okey-dokey! Thanks! See you all then!

      1 · March 22, 2013

  • Patti S.

    Can't wait to meet you all!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Kamaur B.

    I'm looking for inspiration. This is something new.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's something for Steampunks, fashion history scholars, and social historians. This presentation promises to be full of unique material, a lot of it centered right here in NYC!

    March 14, 2013

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