Mourning hat 1915 with U. Black hats were popular for general wear during WWI, when so many family members were dying in the war. Although this hat is decorative with grapes it is still considered to be a mourning hat due to its color.
Mourning dress - Mourning dress Date: ca. 1845 Culture: American Medium: silk Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Nathalie Swift, 1969