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Can You Mourn The Right Way In The 1800s?

Rules 1, 2 and 3: wear black.

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  1. Hello. As you know, you are now officially mourning. Pray tell, who have you lost?
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    Via Wikimedia Commons
    Via Wikimedia Commons
  2. Pray, select a Mourning Buddy to guide you through this long journey.
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    Old Grandmother Graveshadow
    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Old Grandmother Graveshadow
    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    The village succubus
    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
    The village succubus
    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Mrs. Hawthorne, who thinks her mask completely disguises her
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    Mrs. Hawthorne, who thinks her mask completely disguises her
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    Greta, the discount spirit medium from two streets over
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    Greta, the discount spirit medium from two streets over
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    William A. Grief, from whom the phrase "Good grief!" came about
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    William A. Grief, from whom the phrase "Good grief!" came about
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    Cynthia T. E. Netterman, who will be playing the title role in "The Ghastly Wraith" this fall
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    Cynthia T. E. Netterman, who will be playing the title role in "The Ghastly Wraith" this fall
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  3. You must, according to Victorian Mourning Law, Addendum IV, hang an etching on your door that signifies to every passerby you're in mourning. Which will you choose?
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    Via Gustave Doré
    Via Gustave Doré
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    Via Gustave Doré
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    Via John Martin
    Via John Martin
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    John Martin
    John Martin
  4. The Council of Victorian Mourning would like to send you one free mourning accessory of your choosing. Which will you send for?
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    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
  5. Heavens! You mustn't be indecent whilst mourning. Please, put on a bonnet!
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    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
  6. Now, select a gorgeously solemn dress of the deepest onyx which will make all other mourners' gowns pale in comparison.
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    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
  7. You are, at all times, required to wear a trinket made from your dearly departed's hair. Kindly make your choice.
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    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Via Metropolitan Museum of Art
  8. What will your signature mourning style be?
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    Getting hit on literally the one time in your life you're not trying to look hot
    Via Berthold Woltze
    Getting hit on literally the one time in your life you're not trying to look hot
    Via Berthold Woltze
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    Politely waiting for your loved one to arise again as a zombie
    Via Thomas Brooks
    Politely waiting for your loved one to arise again as a zombie
    Via Thomas Brooks
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    Taking the opportunity to make a major fashion statement
    Via Alfred Stevens
    Taking the opportunity to make a major fashion statement
    Via Alfred Stevens
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    Realizing you look amazing and you should wear black all the time
    Via Paul Delaroche
    Realizing you look amazing and you should wear black all the time
    Via Paul Delaroche

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