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support 8 years ago
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in-herbones a year ago
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Hearse of Empress Elisabeth of Austria
Every gorgeous detail feeds my dark little soul 馃枻
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lunchboxpoems 3 months ago
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REFUSAL TO MOURN
In lieu of flowers, send him back.
ANDREA COHEN
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unsureofu 2 months ago
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to keep them in your heart
sarah bernhardt's locket / c.c. aurel / missing faces / mitch albom / unknown / sufjan stevens / lock and key
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lifeinpoetry a month ago
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i only know the softness / that is cherished before / the small violences set in
鈥 Akwaeke Emezi,聽鈥渕ourning,鈥 Content Warning: Everything
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returntothewilderness 2 months ago
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we鈥檝e been witnessing mass death for a long time. it accelerated globally in 2020. even after we surpassed over a million deaths, even after mass shooting after mass shooting, even after a formula shortage, even after heavy inflation during another surge of covid in an increasingly hot climate, we鈥檙e expected to carry on the next day. we鈥檙e expected to wake up & go to school and work as if whole worlds hadn鈥檛 just been taken away. we鈥檙e expected to perform our tasks the same, if not more efficiently.
the reason we can carry on as laborers is because we are collectively experiencing a shocking state of numbness. it鈥檚 not that we don鈥檛 feel deeply for each event, it鈥檚 that our grief physically can鈥檛 keep up with everything there is to mourn. we need to stop, we need to sit down and mourn for a long, long time. this is a world built on us working through the unimaginable until we die. it鈥檚 a world built on robbing us of time to do anything, but especially mourn. it鈥檚 a deep physical and emotional need that is not being met. let yourself be mad, be despondent, be sad, be deep in grief. companies don鈥檛 like people who are outwardly grieving, and that is what we must do collectively. every time we lose someone to a mass shooting everyone who can should call in saying they cant work because they lost someone. because we all did, we lost humans to another senseless act of cruel violence. and the world should stop, just like the people who lost their family member鈥檚 worlds stopped.
i hope you take time to sit and remember the tragic things that have happened the past couple of years. that you give yourself the love and respect to acknowledge how hard it is to exist in a world that robs us of everything, including your right to being a human in grief.
there鈥檚 no peace to be found in any of this and there never should be.
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sartorialadventure 10 months ago
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Mourning clothes worn by count Magnus Brahe at the funeral of king Karl XIV Johan of Sweden in 1844.
Count Nils Magnus Brahe (1790鈥1844) was a Swedish statesman and soldier, known as the influential favorite of king Karl XIV Johan of Sweden.
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fashionsfromhistory a month ago
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Wedding Ensemble
1868
According to family history, Amelia Jane Carley (1844鈥1892) wore this dress at her marriage to William Edward Chess (1842鈥1926) in 1868 in West Virginia, the half-mourning colors chosen in honor of those who died during the Civil War. Both bride and groom were fortunate not to have lost any immediate family during the war, though Ms. Carley鈥檚 brother and Mr. Chess served in the Union Army. This family narrative suggests that the bride chose shades of mourning in response to the widespread losses suffered during the war rather than to memorialize an individual. A subdued palette of gray and black may have felt more respectful than a showier bridal gown while so many families still grieved. Etiquette manuals and women鈥檚 magazines frequently offered guidance for brides whose weddings intersected with a period of mourning, though the choice of dress under such circumstances often reflected a woman鈥檚 personal judgment rather than prescriptive advice.聽
The MET (Accession Number: C.I.53.68.1a鈥揺)
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awesomage 10 months ago
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Sad & Mourning Songs 馃槩 Crying Yourself to sleep聽Spotify Playlist
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thinkingimages a month ago
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An illustration from Harper鈥檚 New Monthly Magazine, 1850, of a woman crying. INTERNET ARCHIVE/PUBLIC DOMAIN
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in-herbones 11 months ago
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Hands of Grief waist jewelry. Handmade by InHerBones and currently available Inherbones.bigcartel.com
Steel, black onyx & glass, fine pewter.
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You are allowed to mourn your childhood.
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feral-ballad 4 months ago
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Linda Pastan, from The Five Stages of Grief: Poems; "Old Woman"
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funeral 7 days ago
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Victorian Mourning Brooch, 19th century
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unsureofu 9 months ago
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on surviving a friend鈥檚 death
franz kafka / richard siken / casper david friedrich / terry pratchett / homer / kate summerscale / anna billing / oscar wilde
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shear-in-spuh-rey-shuhn 3 months ago
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DEAN CORNWELL The Arabian Horsemen at Herod's Bier Oil on Canvas 34鈥 x 45鈥
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tiaramania a year ago
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Iron Tiaras
Iron jewelry, also called Berlin Ironwork jewelry because it was primarily made in Berlin, was popular in the early 1800s.聽 It came to prominence during the Napoleonic Wars when the Prussian Royal Family asked citizens to donate their gold and silver to fund the war effort.聽 People would turn in their gold jewelry and receive iron jewelry in return which would typically be inscribed with Gold gab ich f眉r Eisen/I Gave Gold for Iron or F眉r das Wohl des Vaterlands/For the Good of the Fatherland.聽 Since it was black in color from the linseed oil or lacquer coating it could be used for mourning but was more frequently used as a way for people to show their patriotism and resistance to Napoleon.聽 The designs followed other jewelry trends at the time like cameos and naturalistic elements.聽 The style spread to other countries and remained popular until the mid-1800s.聽 Because of the brittle, rust prone nature of iron few examples survive today.
Iron Cameo & Leaf Tiara, circa 1810, Albion Art Institute
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Iron Cameo Tiara, Faerber Collection
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Iron Cameo Tiara, circa 1820, Rheinische Eisenkunstguss-Museum
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Iron Tiara, Nordiska Museet
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Gothic Window Iron Tiara, circa 1825, Hunt Museum
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Iron Cameo Tiara, circa 1830, Kunstmuseum Den Haag
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Iron Cameo Tiara, circa 1830, Berlin Museum
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Iron Tiara,聽Tekniska Museet
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Tiara Materials 2 of 鈭
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