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Dress - Reinforced Cotton, Quilted, Blue, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 850408
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||125.00 cm (Height), 86.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1900|