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Skirt - Grey Wool, hand stitched, circa 1940 Object Reg. No: SH 850465

Summary:
Grey wool skirt, hand-stitched, circa 1940. Worn by a female patient(s) at a Victorian mental health hospital. May have been made by a patient.
Description:
Gathered skirt of grey wool with black and white striped cotton waist-band. Hand-stitched apart from top of waist-band. Opens by a short slit from the waist, which is tied fastened with white bias binding tapes on waist-band, each side of opening.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 75.00 cm (Height), 75.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: clothing, occupational therapy, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: clothing
Inscriptions: F2 smeared on in black grease-like substance on the back hemline.
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1940
References: Deduction from quality of garment and oral history.

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