What These $235,000 Earrings and Gravestones Have in Common

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What These $235,000 Earrings and Gravestones Have in Common

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Nothing creates buzz quite like a royal wedding, as the recent news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement made amply clear. But a royal death runs a close second: A few generations back, Queen Victoria caused a similarly seismic stir with an elaborate display of grief after the passing of her husband Prince Albert in 1861. Limiting herself to somber black dresses for 40 long years and placing a lock of his hair into her locket, she defined a new category of attire: Victorian mourning dress.

In 2014, the exhibit “Death…

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