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Nightdress - Branch Central Clothing, Mauve, Floral, circa 1980 Reg. No: SH 961558
- Alternative Name(s): Nightie
Floral mauve nightdress manufactured by Branch Central Clothing, circa 1980. It was worn by a female patient in a mental health hospital in Bundoora, Victoria. This nightdress is an xxample of clothing worn by patients in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia.
- Nightdress made from light weight cotton in mauve with a floral pattern in darker mauve and blue with green leaves and brown outline. The nightdress is long and features a ruffled border of the same fabric at the bottom hem, a slightly ruched join between the main body of the garment at the front and the high bodice and a 'v' shaped neckline edged with white synthetic lace. Two labels are sewn on the inside of the dress at the rear of the neckline both have black printed text.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from North Eastern Metropolitan Psychiatric Services, 1996
|Dimensions:||1192.00 mm (Height), 700.00 mm (Width), 40.00 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Measurement From Conservation.|
|Tagged with:||mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, nightwear, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Institutional Life|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on top label: 'SIZE 14 / TO FIT / BUST 90CM / WAIST 70CM / HIPS 95CM'
Printed on bottom label: 'MADE IN AUSTRALIA'.
|Manufacturer:||Branch Central Clothing, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1980|