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Dates
1967
1971
circa 1967-1971
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
008040001
Description
White fabric one-piece double breasted princess style nurse's uniform consists of short sleeves with french cuffs; right sleeve has a red fabric cross stitched on; open to the waist; cross over front closure with metal snaps at top and bottom and requires five button closure and five decorative but…
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Accession Number
008040001
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
White fabric one-piece double breasted princess style nurse's uniform consists of short sleeves with french cuffs; right sleeve has a red fabric cross stitched on; open to the waist; cross over front closure with metal snaps at top and bottom and requires five button closure and five decorative buttons on opposite side; two slant inset pockets at hips; two piece back belt requires button closure; back sleeve gusset; buttons required are shank and cotter pin style; requried to complete the uniform are a pair of red fabric inserts into the sleeve cuffs, a pair of white button style cufflinks and twelve white shank button with cotter pin closure.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor, Christine Brown.
Maker
Lac-Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
1971
circa 1967-1971
Date Remarks
Donor's graduation date.
Material
fabric: white, red
metal: silver
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on fabric label: "Lac-Mac // Size 12"; woven into fabric label: "FORTREL and cotton"; Handwritten inside: "53"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-CLOSET
Temporary Location
Exhibit: "For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital" Nov 13, 2008.
Length
90.5 cm
Width
85.0 cm
Depth
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 90.5 cm x Width 85.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Websites
Reference Comments
Christine Brown
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
Donor wore this student nurse's uniform during nurse's training at Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971. 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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Dates
1968
1971
circa 1968-1971
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
008040002
Description
White polyester and cotton one-piece double breasted princess style short nurse's uniform consists of short sleeves with french cuffs; ladies size 12; right sleeve has a red fabric cross stitched on; open to the waist; cross over front closure with metal snaps at top shoulder and waist; buttons sho…
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Accession Number
008040002
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
White polyester and cotton one-piece double breasted princess style short nurse's uniform consists of short sleeves with french cuffs; ladies size 12; right sleeve has a red fabric cross stitched on; open to the waist; cross over front closure with metal snaps at top shoulder and waist; buttons should be 2.0 cm white domed plastic shank and cotter pin style; with five button closure and five decorative buttons on opposite side; all buttons are missing; two slant inset pockets at hips; two piece inset half back belt with button closure; back sleeve gusset; measurement from center back neck to hem 86.1 cm; skirt circumference 59.1 cm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor, Christine (Rafuse) Brown
Maker
Lac-Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1971
circa 1968-1971
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's graduation date
Material
fabric: white, red
metal: silver
ink: black
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Woven into on fabric label: "LAC-MAC // SIZE 12 // FORTREL AND COTTON"; handwritten inside: "53 // C. RAFUSE".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet A
Length
86.1 cm
Width
59.7 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 86.1 cm x Width 59.7 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
Christine Brown
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
Donor wore this uniform during her four years of student nurse's training at Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971. 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 cuff insert

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Dates
1967
1971
circa 1967-1971
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
008040007
Description
A pair of red fabric inserts for Kingston General Hospital student nurse's uniform sleeve cuffs with pointed ends have buttonholes at each end for button style cufflink closure; includes a folded twill tape to attach to sleeve at midpoint.
Accession Number
008040007
Collection
Christine Brown Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
A pair of red fabric inserts for Kingston General Hospital student nurse's uniform sleeve cuffs with pointed ends have buttonholes at each end for button style cufflink closure; includes a folded twill tape to attach to sleeve at midpoint.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor.
Maker
Lac-Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
1971
circa 1967-1971
Date Remarks
Donor's graduation date.
Material
fabric: white, red
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on fabric: "12"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-CLOSET
Temporary Location
Exhibit: "For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital" Nov 13, 2008.
Length
36.0 cm
Width
6.5 cm
Depth
0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 36.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Article
Reference Comments
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
Andrea Melvin, “Badges of Honour or Devices of Control?: Nursing Uniforms at Kingston General Hospital Training School for Nurses,” Dr. Margaret Angus Research Fellowship, 2008. Museum of Health Care at Kingston.
Research Facts
Donor wore this student nurse's uniform during nurse's training at Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971.
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. Nurse’s uniforms had many elements, and some had detachable collars, bibs, and cuffs. Nurses would often remove their cuffs when they got in the way of tasks, but would put them immediately back on when superiors or the public were around.
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