You see people in old movies wearing black armbands for mourning. When did this practice cease? I'm 40 and I've never seen it done. Was it a specific religion thing? I have asked plenty of people from various ages and the older folks agree it was done decades ago, but nobody can seem to recall seeing it done into the 50s at the latest. I searched google but turned up very little. Does anyone know? I assume it was a protestant thing ir did it go across religions?