Navy blue and white stripe calico dress manufactured circa 1950. It was worn as a uniform by a patient at a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia. This dress is an example of uniforms worn by female patients at this time.

Physical Description

Navy-blue and white striped calico dress; straight, sleeveless, collarless, opening right down the front and fastened with 2 metal buttons at the top and a tie belt which is sewn to the waist at 3 points. There is a large patch pocket at hip level on the right side.

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