Pillowcase - Cream Canvas with Blue Stripe, circa 1900 Alternative Name(s): Pillowslip. Made in psychiatric hospital, Mayday Hills Hospital Item made in tailor's shop at the hospital. Used Beechworth, Victoria, Australia

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White pillow case with thick blue lines woven throughout, made of thick mattress ticking. Stamped in red, twice: 'Mental Hospital Beechworth'. Written in ink on top right-hand corner: F.2 (for Female Ward 2). Pillow- case is machine-made.


Example of bedlinen made and used in a psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia

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