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Bonnet - Brown Cotton, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850404

Summary:
Cotton bonnet worn by female patient in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1900.
Description:
Bonnet is fawn coloured, with gathers at neckline of bonnet to protect neck. Top of bonnet has draw string for fit. Brim can be turned back with two ties under chin.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 43.70 cm (Height), 27.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: bonnets, headwear, psychiatric hospitals, uniforms, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society 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
References: oral history.

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