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Queen's University School of Nursing Class of 1977 [nurse's uniform]

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Dates
1977
circa 1977
Collection
Catherine Raymont Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
002044001
Description
A pink and white nurse's uniform dress, size 30; mainly made of pink fabric with tiny white vertical stripes and a white bodice front; there are buttons on the front and a zipper in the back; signed by several doctors and nurses; has drawings of flowers and ECG lines.
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Accession Number
002044001
Collection
Catherine Raymont Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
A pink and white nurse's uniform dress, size 30; mainly made of pink fabric with tiny white vertical stripes and a white bodice front; there are buttons on the front and a zipper in the back; signed by several doctors and nurses; has drawings of flowers and ECG lines.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Catherine Raymont.
Maker
Lac Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1977
circa 1977
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
fabric: pink; white
ink: black; red
Inscriptions
"FASHIONED BY // Lac Mac // LONDON, ONTARIO" printed on the tag in the collar; signatures and messages printed on the back in marker.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet A
Length
92.0 cm
Width
56.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 92.0 cm x Width 56.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Some of the ink from the markers has run.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Websites
Reference Comments
Catherine Raymont
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
Catherine Raymont had this uniform signed by the doctors and nurses of Connell 10 after she graduated from Queen's University, Nursing Science, in 1977.
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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Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1925 [graduation ring]

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Dates
1925
circa 1925
Collection
Claire Ellen Penman Bennett Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Commemorative
Accession Number
008003001 a-c
Description
Gold graduation ring with octagonal face depicting a simplified Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing insignia including a centered red cross painted in enamel (a); rectangular cardboard box with padded velvet interior with a slit for the ring to be inserted (b); lid for box has decorative vi…
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Accession Number
008003001 a-c
Collection
Claire Ellen Penman Bennett Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Commemorative
MeSH Heading
Clothing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Gold graduation ring with octagonal face depicting a simplified Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing insignia including a centered red cross painted in enamel (a); rectangular cardboard box with padded velvet interior with a slit for the ring to be inserted (b); lid for box has decorative vine pattern around top edges (c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - ring - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
b - box - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c - lid - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Provenance
Owned by Claire Ellen Penman Bennett, donated by her daughter Marilyn E. Bennett.
Dates
1925
circa 1925
Date Remarks
Marked on object.
Material
metal: yellow
enamel: red
paper: white
fabric: purple
ink: yellow
Inscriptions
Moulded onto face of ring: "K // G // H // 25"; engraved inside ring: "C. E. P. // S. Bs.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-2
Condition Remarks
Ring shows minor tarnishing and wear along edges; box lid has separated corners and bottom box is misshapen on one side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
Claire Ellen Penman Bennett graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1925. upon her graduation from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing.
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.
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