I found this website 19TH CENTURY MOURNING CLOTHING It also made me think of Joel Peter Witkin, one of my fave photographers. Mourning in the older ages apparently (and apparelly) meant more to folks back then. These days folks show up at funerals in jeans. I made a shiva call not too long ago and folks were just in jeans. In years gone by I heard people talking about having a wedding suit or their funeral suit and sometimes they'd be the same but they were always put aside for those occasions. Any ideas about this topic? Observations about these situations?