Grey strongdress dress made circa 1910. It was worn by patients in mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia. The dress is made of reinforced fabric which could not be torn by agitated and violent patients. This dress is an example of clothing worn by female patients in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia.

Physical Description

Grey (faded) dress made from very heavy cotton. Dress is lined and quilted with black stitching. Has a gathered skirt and waistband, round neck with narrow stand-up collar. Back has eyelets to waist with lace-up leather thong. Long sleeves.

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