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nurse's uniform

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Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002001 a-f
Description
Probationers uniform, 1886-style reproduction; "almost white" cotton trimmed in turkey red, skirt floor length in 3 deep tucks; pleated frill of red around bottom; long white apron worn over top with sash tied at side in bow; bodice has red collar and cuffs; red cross to top of right sleeve with bo…
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Accession Number
995002001 a-f
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
Probationers uniform, 1886-style reproduction; "almost white" cotton trimmed in turkey red, skirt floor length in 3 deep tucks; pleated frill of red around bottom; long white apron worn over top with sash tied at side in bow; bodice has red collar and cuffs; red cross to top of right sleeve with bow at front; scissors on black cord hung at waist
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - bodice - Size:
b - skirt - Size:
c - apron - Size:
d - belt - Size:
e - cap - Size:
f - scissors - Size:
Maker
Kingston General Hospital Nursing Alumni
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Created by the Kingston General Hospital Nurses Alumni Association; the uniform is of the 1886 style.
Material
fabric: off-white; turkey red
Inscriptions
Individual pieces of clothing have date 1886 written in black marker on waistband or collar; and has two red "X"'s sewn beside date
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, Closet G;
(b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 5;
(c) Storage Room 0007, BOX 9;
(d) Storage Room 0007, BOX 15;
(e) Storage Room 0007, 0007 Closet C;
(f) Storage Room 0010, 0010-C3-10
Temporary Location
(e) To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase West, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
#1: overall condition good; white cotton has yellowed slightly with age; #2: no damage from being on exhibit; suitable to put back on exhibit
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; Paul Robertson; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Reproduction uniform made for Kingston General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae to represent uniforms that were first worn by Kingston General Hospital Nursing School students in the 1886s until the mid-1890s.
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
Cap (e) on exhibit in Hall of Honour, Sept. 1995–Jan. 19, 2001; on exhibit at Museum, Jan. 22, 2001-June 9, 2008.
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nurse's uniform

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Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002002 a-j
Description
1890s-style reproduction nurse's uniform with accessories; white cotton bodice with high puffed sleeves; red cross to right sleeve; long red under-sleeve; long white cotton skirt with red band to bottom; long white apron worn over top skirt; white starched bib worn over bodice; starched cuffs, belt…
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Accession Number
995002002 a-j
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
1890s-style reproduction nurse's uniform with accessories; white cotton bodice with high puffed sleeves; red cross to right sleeve; long red under-sleeve; long white cotton skirt with red band to bottom; long white apron worn over top skirt; white starched bib worn over bodice; starched cuffs, belt and collar finished traditional uniform; together with cap, and scissors on a cord hanging from the waist.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - bodice - Size:
b - skirt - Size:
c - apron - Size:
d - bib - Size:
e - cuff - Size:
f - cuff - Size:
g - belt - Size:
h - collar - Size:
i - cap - Size:
j - scissors - Size:
Maker
Kingston General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Based on provenance; pieces created to approximate nursing uniforms from the 1890 to the early 1900s.
Material
fabric: white, red
ink: black
Inscriptions
Each piece has date "1900" written in black marker to interior collar or waist; together with two black "X"'s sewn beside
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, Closet G; (b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 5; (c) Storage Room 0007, BOX 9; (d) Storage Room 0007, BOX 14; (e,f) Storage Room 0007, BOX 16; (g) Storage Room 0007, BOX 15;
(h) 0010-C6-5;
(i) 0010-C6-2;
(j) 0010-C3-10
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; white cotton has yellowed slightly with age
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; Paul Robertson; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Reproduction uniform made for Kingston General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae to represent uniforms that were first worn by Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing students in the 1890s until around 1906. Slight modifications were made to this uniform during this period.
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
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nurse's uniform

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Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002003 a-f
Description
1906-style reproduction nurse's uniform with accessories; white cotton long-sleeved one-piece dress; floor length; red cross to right sleeve; red band around skirt bottom; bib and long apron cover dress; stiff collar fastened at back with studs; stiffly starched belt; stiff winged pleated cap.
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Accession Number
995002003 a-f
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
1906-style reproduction nurse's uniform with accessories; white cotton long-sleeved one-piece dress; floor length; red cross to right sleeve; red band around skirt bottom; bib and long apron cover dress; stiff collar fastened at back with studs; stiffly starched belt; stiff winged pleated cap.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b - bib - Size:
c - apron - Size:
d - collar - Size:
e - belt - Size:
f - cap - Size:
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Replica created by Kingston General Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association; created to look like a 1906-style nurse's uniform.
Material
fabric: white; red
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Individual pieces marked with "1906" and some with two blue "X"'s
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, BOX 4;
(b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 14;
(c) Storage Room 0007, BOX 8;
(d) Storage Room 0007, BOX 2;
(e) Storage Room 0007, BOX 15;
(f) Storage Room 0007 0010-C5-4
0007 Closet C
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase East, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
Overall condition good; white cotton slightly yellowed
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; Paul Robertson; reference book compiled: "Information Re Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Reproduction uniform made for Kingston General Hospital School of Nurse's Alumnae to represent uniforms that were first worn by Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing students around 1906. This uniform style was in use (with modifications) until around 1924.
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact624
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002004 a-h
Description
1924-style reproduction nurse's uniform with accessories; white long-sleeved cotton dress; ankle length; red cross to right sleeve; red band around bottom; starched bib; long apron; starched collar, belt and cuffs; cap with pleated high crown and small wings brought further to back
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Accession Number
995002004 a-h
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
1924-style reproduction nurse's uniform with accessories; white long-sleeved cotton dress; ankle length; red cross to right sleeve; red band around bottom; starched bib; long apron; starched collar, belt and cuffs; cap with pleated high crown and small wings brought further to back
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b - bib - Size:
c - apron - Size:
d - collar - Size:
e - belt - Size:
f - cuff - Size:
g - cuff - Size:
h - cap - Size:
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Created by Kingston General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association, made to look like 1924 style nurse's uniform
Material
fabric: white; red; blue
Inscriptions
Individual pieces marked with "1924" (marker)and two yellow "X"'s (sewn)
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, BOX 4
(b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 14
(c) Storage Room 0007, BOX 9
(d) Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-4;
(e) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet I
(f,g) Storage Room 0007, BOX 16
(h) Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-1
Temporary Location
(b): To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: restored Room 1016, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008
Condition Remarks
Overall condition good; cape slightly worn, particularly at collar
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos availableat Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index.
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Reproduction uniform made for Kingston General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae to represent uniforms that were first worn by Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing students around 1924. This uniform was in use (with modifications) until around 1939.
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
(b) - On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007-June 9, 2008; (d) on loan for exhibit, "Uni-Forming . . . Wearing the Uniform" at the Musee Beaulne, Coaticook, Quebec, Jan. 2008-30 Oct. 2008.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact625
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002005 a-g
Description
Long-sleeved blue-and-white gingham one-piece dress; with long white apron; white starched cuffs and belt; simple starched white shaped collar; pleated high crown cap
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Accession Number
995002005 a-g
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
Long-sleeved blue-and-white gingham one-piece dress; with long white apron; white starched cuffs and belt; simple starched white shaped collar; pleated high crown cap
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b - apron - Size:
c - cuff - Size:
d - cuff - Size:
e - belt - Size:
f - collar - Size:
g - cap - Size:
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Replica of 1924 uniform created by Kingston General Hospital Nursing Alumnae
Material
fabric: blue; white
Inscriptions
Individual pieces marked with "1924P"
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, BOX 12;
(b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 5;
(c,d) Storage Room 0007, BOX 16;
(e) Storage Room 0007, BOX 15;
(f) Storage Room 0007, BOX 2;
(g) Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-1
Temporary Location
(a) To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: restored Room 1016, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
overall condition good
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact627
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002007 a-i
Description
Short-sleeved white cotton nurse's uniform dress to mid-calf (a); red cross on right sleeve; patch pocket on skirt; small left breast pocket; four circular rounded plastic shank-style buttons (b-e); one cotter pin (f); and three circular metal pins (g-i); replica in the style of 1939.
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Accession Number
995002007 a-i
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
Short-sleeved white cotton nurse's uniform dress to mid-calf (a); red cross on right sleeve; patch pocket on skirt; small left breast pocket; four circular rounded plastic shank-style buttons (b-e); one cotter pin (f); and three circular metal pins (g-i); replica in the style of 1939.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b-e - buttons - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
f - cotter pin - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 0.4 cm
g-i - pins - Size: Width 0.1 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Replica of 1939 uniform made by Kingston General Hospital Nursing Alumnae
Material
fabric: white; red
plastic: white
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"1939" inked in black inside the collar.
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet A
(b-i) Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-4
Temporary Location
(e,f) To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase East, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
#1: Overall condition good
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
(e,f) - On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact633
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002013 a-c
Description
A-line one-piece white cotton nurse's uniform dress (a) with red cross on right sleeve; double row of buttons to the waist and a half belt in the back; detachable quarter-inch red trim insert on the cuff of each sleeve (b-c).
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Accession Number
995002013 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
A-line one-piece white cotton nurse's uniform dress (a) with red cross on right sleeve; double row of buttons to the waist and a half belt in the back; detachable quarter-inch red trim insert on the cuff of each sleeve (b-c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b-c - cuff inserts - Size:
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Reproduction of 1967 uniform created by Kingston General Hospital Nursing Alumnae
Material
fabric: white; red
Inscriptions
Inside collar: "1967" written in marker
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet A
(b-c) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet J Box 7
Condition Remarks
#2: no damage from being on exhibit; suitable to put back on exhibit
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Hall of Honour Oct. 2, 1995–Jan. 19, 2001; On exhibit at Museum, Jan 22, 2001
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009; (b) Hall of Honour, "KGH School of Nursing Alumnae,"- Oct. 2, 1995-June 2011..
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact637
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002017 a-e
Description
Reproducation nurse's uniform 1886-style; vertical pleated white cotton / polyester bodice with red cotton collar and cuffs; red cross on right sleeve; long white floor length skirt with pleated red band around bottom; long white apron with side sash, red belt, white batiste cap with bow at front.
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Accession Number
995002017 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
Reproducation nurse's uniform 1886-style; vertical pleated white cotton / polyester bodice with red cotton collar and cuffs; red cross on right sleeve; long white floor length skirt with pleated red band around bottom; long white apron with side sash, red belt, white batiste cap with bow at front.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - bodice - Size:
b - skirt - Size:
c - apron - Size:
d - belt - Size:
e - cap - Size:
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
Replica of 1886 style nursing uniform created by Kingston General Hospital Nusring Alumnae
Material
fabric: white; red
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, Closet G;
(b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 5;
(c) Storage Room 0007, Closet I;
(d) Storage Room 0007, BOX 15;
(e) Storage Room 0007 Closet B
Condition Remarks
#1: overall condition good; white cotton has yellowed markedly with age; #2: no damage from being on exhibit; suitable to put back on exhibit
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; Paul Robertson; reference book compiled: "Information Re Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Reproduction uniform made for Kingston General Hospital School of Nurses' Alumnae to represent uniforms that were first worn by nursing students in the 1886s until the mid-1890s.
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
Bodice and skirt (a,b) on exhibit in Hall of Honour, Sept. 1995–Jan. 19, 2001; on exhibit at Museum, Jan. 22, 2001-June 9, 2008.
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nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact638
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002018 a-d
Description
1890s-style reproduction nurse's uniform consisting of a white bodice with high puffed sleeve; red cross on right upper sleeve; long tailored red undersleeve; long white skirt with plain red band around bottom; white bib; cap with lace edging and black band
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Accession Number
995002018 a-d
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
1890s-style reproduction nurse's uniform consisting of a white bodice with high puffed sleeve; red cross on right upper sleeve; long tailored red undersleeve; long white skirt with plain red band around bottom; white bib; cap with lace edging and black band
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bodice - Size:
b - skirt - Size:
c - bib - Size:
d - cap - Size:
Dates
1985
1995
circa 1985-1995
Date Remarks
1890s style reproduction nurse's uniform created by Kingston General Hospital Nursing Alumnae
Material
fabric: white; red
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, Closet G
(b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 5
(c) Storage Room 0007, BOX 14
(d) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet C
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; white cotton has yellowed markedly with age
Copy Type
reproduction
Reference Types
Person
Book
Photo
Website
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; Paul Robertson; reference book compiled: "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" to document the collection of uniforms; further references are noted within; numerous photos available at Queen's Archives, see Museum's Index
Canadian Museum of History, "Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps," https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/infirm/inint01e.html
"For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Museum of Health Care. https://www.museumofhealthcare.ca/explore/exhibitions/forservicetohumanity.html
Research Facts
Reproduction uniform made for Kingston General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae to represent uniforms that were first worn by Kingston General Hospital Nursing School students in the 1890s until around 1906. Slight modifications were made to this uniform during this period.
Throughout the twentieth century, nurses' uniforms changed, in particular with the rising of hemlines. The nurse's uniform was generally white, and Kingston General Hospital uniforms were once known for "turkey red" hemlines. Different levels of nursing education had different uniforms, in particular different caps, as graduate nurses had black bands on their caps to indicate their level of education.
Exhibit History
(a) On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007-June 9, 2008.
Images
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Dates
1967
1992
circa 1967-1992
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Personal Care
Classification
Personal Care
Hair Care Objects
Accession Number
995002075 a-ad
Description
Cardboard card with thirty grey bobby pins attached; each bobby pin is made of a single strip of metal folded in half with a space at the fold; the bottom half is flat and the top half goes through to the front; 1 button is 1.9 cm in diameter with a plastic front; 1 button is slightly wavy; both e…
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Accession Number
995002075 a-ad
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Personal Care
Classification
Personal Care
Hair Care Objects
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Cardboard card with thirty grey bobby pins attached; each bobby pin is made of a single strip of metal folded in half with a space at the fold; the bottom half is flat and the top half goes through to the front; 1 button is 1.9 cm in diameter with a plastic front; 1 button is slightly wavy; both ends have been dipped in plastic to reduce sharpness; the top end is also bent up in a 45 deg angle
Number Of Parts
30
Part Names
a-ad - pins - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Width 1.0 mm.
Maker
Tip-Top
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
1992
circa 1967-1992
Date Remarks
Based on the use of the Tip-Top logo, trademarked in 1967 and expired in 1992.
Material
metal: grey
paper: white
ink: orange, burgundy, black
Inscriptions
Card has a price sticker from Wight's Drugs for $ .53 (53 cents)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-2
Condition Remarks
The pins are unused and uncorroded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
Justia Trademarks, "TIP-TOP TT - Trademark Details," https://trademarks.justia.com/722/81/tip-top-tt-72281646.html
"Carl Renstrom," Omaha Innovators, Diane Snider, Stories by DCHS Board Members, Volunteers and Staff © 2009 The Douglas County Historical Society. http://douglascohistory.net/Education_Innovators_Renstrom.htm
Research Facts
Bobby pins were used by nurses to secure their caps to their hair.
Carl W. Renstrom was an Omaha, Nebraska businessman; the creator of Tip-Top Products Company. He began selling hair products made of metal in 1936, and was a success. During the Second World War, he re-tooled his machines to create military wire reels, barbed wire throws, and land mine crates, After the war, he converted to plastics, selling the company to Rayette Co. (later Faberge) in 1964 for twenty-five million dollars.
Images
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