Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
One-piece long blue and white ticking style striped cotton nurse’s long sleeve uniform with mandarin collar heavy percale style fabric full gathered sleeve at shoulder with white cuffs; cuffs with placket and two 1.5 cm white plastic button closure; bodice front has three pleats on each side of cen…
One-piece long blue and white ticking style striped cotton nurse’s long sleeve uniform with mandarin collar heavy percale style fabric full gathered sleeve at shoulder with white cuffs; cuffs with placket and two 1.5 cm white plastic button closure; bodice front has three pleats on each side of center front and underarm darts; waist and shoulder darts on bodice back; open down front; original double deep 11.0 cm hem let down and additional 8.5 cm faded similar fabric added to create long dress; two piece sleeve construction; mandarin collar with three buttonholes to attach separate starched white collar; six 2.0 cm white plastic button closure; skirt section with hidden button placket for five button holes on dress bodice front (waist seam to neck); four missing shank button with cotter pin; two hidden pockets have fabric loop in right pocket to hold instruments at front hip level; two self fabric belt loops at waist; length of dress from center back to hem 1.30 m; width of skirt hem 1.86 m.
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Donated to the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital Historical Collection and donated to Museum by Connie Cox and Linda Reason remaining artifacts from the KPH Collection
fabric: blue, white
"THE BEST IN THE LAND // IS MADE BY // BLAND" is woven into fabric label at back neck
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet Q
Length 1.30 m x Width 90.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Minor rust stain on right pocket; added band of fabric at hem is faded
Donor's remarks; CD #7
Kingston Psychiatric Hospital originally founded as Rockwood Asylum in 1857; became Ontario Hospital - Kingston in 1920; became Kingston Psychiatric Hospital in 1965; as part of the reform of mental health care in Ontario, facility was renamed the Providence Continuing Care Centre in March 2001.