Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Few Mourning Prints from the Victorian Period

Most of these are from the Eddystone, Chester, Pennsylvania, known for their mourning prints.  Many of the conversationals of the 1880s and 1890s were on dark grounds as darker colors were common for the era. Queen Victoria, in mourning for her dear husband Albert (died 1861 from typhoid fever) and Empress Eugenie in mourning for Napolean III (died 1873) and her son (died 1879) set the standard. Queen Victoria remained in 'widows weeds' for the rest of her life.  The prints below would be considered more appropriately as  'half-mourning' when solid black gave way to greys and purples.
 1883 Eddystone

 1885 Eddystone

 Eddystone

 1885 Eddystone

 1885 Eddystone

 1883 Eddystone

1885 Eddystone 

 1883 Bradshaw Hammond, UK

1885 Eddystone 

 1885 Eddystone

 1885 Eddystone

1883 Washington Co., USA 

 1885 Schwabe & Son, UK

 1884 Schwabe & Son, UK

 1885 Eddystone

 1883 Eddystone

 1883 Eddystone

5 comments:

searsportquilter said...

I have no idea where you find this wonderful information, but I really appreciate it!

desertskyquilts said...

What a lovely collection. I hope it's yours! I know you do go looking around.

Aunt 'Reen said...

I love mourning prints and your collection and information on these fabrics is awesome!
Thank you so much for sharing!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Love, love, love them all.

Cheryl said...

What a great collection, I learned a lot from your post.