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Dress - Cream with Red Stripe, Circa 1920 Reg. No: SH 850391
- Dress - Cream with Red Stripe, Circa 1920. Worn by patients in mental health hospitals in Victoria. Australia. Possibly not completed and has locked fastenings at back. Possibly made at the hospital.
- Dress made from thick calico material with broadly-spaced vertical red stripes. Dress is straight but very wide, has high waistband and darts for shape. Re-inforced round neck and has a 3/4 length unfastened opening down the centre back. Dress has long sleeves.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||130.50 cm (Height), 75.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||clothing, psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Institutional Life|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, Circa 1920|
|References:||Oral history interview, Dr E.C.Dax, 27.4.1992|