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Cape - Wool, Navy Blue, circa 1940 Object Reg. No: SH 850469

Cape - Wool, Navy Blue, Circa 1940. Possibly worn by a child patient in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia
small child-size cape of navy-blue woollen material with widely spaced, fine, white stripes. Lined with crinkly grey, cotton material. Spread out cape is oblong shape, rounded on bottom corners and with shallow, rounded piece cut out for neck. Shaped slightly by dart on each shoulder. Designed to be draped over the shoulders and held in place by 2 tabs (of same material) to left of neck which attaches to 2 metal buttons on right.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 49.00 cm (Height), 124.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: clothing, psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, 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 & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1950

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