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Dress - Black Wool, circa 1950 Reg. No: SH 850449
- Dress - Black Wool, circa 1950. Worn by patients at a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia. These dresses were issued to female patients in mental hospitals in Victoria.
- Black woollen material dress buttoning (3 buttons) to the waist and with a short slit at the waist, fastened by one hook and eye. It has long sleeves, a shirt-style collar, one breast pocket and loops at the waist for a belt (but belt is missing). The skirt is calf-length and straight. There are splits in the seams where stitching has given way at the top of the skirt, the waist and the sleeves.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||122.00 cm (Height), 54.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, uniforms|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||SF.6 (written on tab at the neck)|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, Circa 1950|