Dress - Black Wool, circa 1950. Worn by patients at a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia. These dresses were issued to female patients in mental hospitals in Victoria.

Physical Description

Black woollen material dress buttoning (3 buttons) to the waist and with a short slit at the waist, fastened by one hook and eye. It has long sleeves, a shirt-style collar, one breast pocket and loops at the waist for a belt (but belt is missing). The skirt is calf-length and straight. There are splits in the seams where stitching has given way at the top of the skirt, the waist and the sleeves.


Example of clothing worn in psychiatric hospirtals in Victoria Australia

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