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Dress - Cream/Light Blue Striped Canvas, Circa 1910 Object Reg. No: SH 923142

Summary:
Dress - Cream/Light Blue Striped Canvas, Circa 1910. Worn by patient at a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia. May have been made to provide protective covering for a patient working outside in the garden or on the farm. Locked dress. Can not be removed by a patient.
Description:
Short protective garment to cover from shoulders to tops of thighs. Made of thick canvas, cream with light blue stripe, which has been much washed. Tunic has pleats in centre front, on both sides, and at back. Fastened in front by four ties with metal fasteners.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 84.00 cm (Height), 49.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, uniforms, 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
Place Used: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1910

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