Widow

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire – Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY


An 1849 lithograph entitled ‘The Life & Age of Woman - Stages of Woman’s Life from the Cradle to the Grave’, made by American printmakers Kellogg and Comstock, bluntly depicts women’s clearly defined roles and predictable life in the ‘Victorian Era’, which exceeds Queen Victoira’s reign and reaches World War One in both Europe and the United States.  During this period, the very  high death rate of both children and adults due to illness or epidemics like the cholera, made widowhoo...


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