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Dress - Strong, Grey, circa 1920 Reg. No: SH 850412
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||99.00 cm (Height), 85.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, Circa 1900|