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Petticoat - Grey Flannel, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 850433

Petticoat - Grey Flannel, circa 1880. Worn by patients at a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia
Grey flannel petticoat with widely spaced pale blue vertical stripes. Waist to knee. Waistband is black and white striped cotton material. There is a slit on one side which is closed by tape ties.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 60.00 cm (Height), 65.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, uniforms, underwear, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: clothing
Inscriptions: F2 is branded onto the inside near the hemline with a black, tar-like substance.
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1880
References: oral history.

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