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Petticoat - White Cotton and Flannel, circa 1910 Object Reg. No: SH 850116

Petticoat - White Cotton and Flannel, circa 1910. Worn by patients in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia. These petticoats were standard issue for women patients in Victorian Mental Hospitals until 1930.
Full-length petticoat. Top is of white cotton, opening down the back with 4 metal buttons. The skirt is bone-coloured flannel with broadly-spaced narrow blue stripes sewn onto the top. The opening continues down the back a further 17cm.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 107.00 cm (Height), 55.00 cm (Length)

More information

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
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1910
References: card with exhibit.

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