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Funerary customs in the Victorian era were extensive. Because death was so common, Victorians learned to accept this and integrated this into their culture. After Queen Victoria lost Prince Albert, she wore black and was “in mourning” for the rest of her life. The rest of the western civilization adopted this custom, and also copied her rituals for their own loved ones. It was common for the living to take pictures of the dead as a final memento. In addition, they would veil mirrors and stop clocks at the time of death. Women wore black for longer than men and then would slowly reintegrate their colored clothing back in after a few months or years, depending on the relationship of the deceased.

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