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Petticoat - White Cotton and Flannel, circa 1910 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
|Dimensions:||107.00 cm (Height), 55.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, Circa 1910|
|References:||card with exhibit.|