Victorian dating customs


They are provided with black gloves and crape for the arm, when attending an elderly person, but wear white gloves and white crape for a young person.

These are furnished by the family through the undertaker.

The duty of the pall-bearers is to carry the coffin from the house to the hearse — also from the hearse to the grave.

The carriage in which they ride precedes the hearse.

"FUNERAL PRIVATE": This announcement has caused many to remain away from a funeral, lest they intrude.