Dress - Cream/Light Blue Striped Canvas, Circa 1910. Worn by patient at a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia. May have been made to provide protective covering for a patient working outside in the garden or on the farm. Locked dress. Can not be removed by a patient.

Physical Description

Short protective garment to cover from shoulders to tops of thighs. Made of thick canvas, cream with light blue stripe, which has been much washed. Tunic has pleats in centre front, on both sides, and at back. Fastened in front by four ties with metal fasteners.


Example of clothing worn by patients in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria Australia

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