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Dress - Strong, Grey, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850412

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Strong Dress.

Dress - Strong, Grey, circa 1920. Worn by patients in mental health hospitals in Victoria Australia. Strong dresses are reinforced in order to endure wear and tear caused by distressed patients.
Description:
Grey (faded) very heavy cotton dress, lined, and quilted with black stitching. Has a waistband and gathered skirt, round neck and narrow stand-up collar. Eyelets from neck to the waist at back. Long sleeves.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 99.00 cm (Height), 85.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, uniforms, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: clothing
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1900

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