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Dress - Reinforced Cotton, Quilted, Blue, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850408

Summary:
Heavy cotton quilted strong dress worn by agitated or violent female patients in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1900. The reinforced fabric made destruction of the garment difficult.
Description:
Blue (faded) very heavy cotton dress, lined and quilted. Has black stitching. Gathered skirt and waistband, round neck with stand-up collar. Back has eyelets to waist. Long sleeves.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 125.00 cm (Height), 86.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, uniforms, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society 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 1900

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