Skip header and navigation

Refine By

   MORE

97 records – page 1 of 10.

candy striper's hat

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10673
Dates
1976
circa 1976
Collection
Heather Blyth Collection
Category
Patient Care
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Clothing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Clothing
Accession Number
002016001
Description
A candy striper's hat; made from a single piece of white and pink striped material with a single white band going across the front; the hat has a flap which extends back from the front to cover the head and attaches to the sides with buttons; the back of the head would remain uncovered.
  1 image  
Accession Number
002016001
Collection
Heather Blyth Collection
Category
Patient Care
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Clothing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Clothing
MeSH Heading
Hospital Volunteers
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
A candy striper's hat; made from a single piece of white and pink striped material with a single white band going across the front; the hat has a flap which extends back from the front to cover the head and attaches to the sides with buttons; the back of the head would remain uncovered.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Heather Blyth.
Maker
Kingston General Hospital Women's Aid
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1976
circa 1976
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
fabric: white; pink
plastic: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Box 8
Length
30.5 cm
Width
14.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 30.5 cm x Width 14.3 cm (laid flat)
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
"A Short History of the Women's Aid of the Kingston General Hospital 1905-1968," by Mary I. Campbell, KGH, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Heather Blyth
Research Facts
"Candy-stripers", named for the appearence of their uniforms, were usually teenage girls who volunteered in the hospital and performed a variety of duties associated with patient care. Duties varied from delivering library books, reading to patients, offering glass of water, and others. This hat was owned and used by Heather Blyth from around 1976 until 1981.
Images
Less detail

commemorative apron

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10898
Dates
1996
circa 1996
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Accession Number
001043028
Description
White knee-length commemorative apron with ties at the waist and an adjustable neck strap; red text and images of a nurse's cap and pin at centre front.
  1 image  
Accession Number
001043028
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
White knee-length commemorative apron with ties at the waist and an adjustable neck strap; red text and images of a nurse's cap and pin at centre front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Helen Mahood and donated to Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae by Shelly Mahood.
Site Made (Country)
India
Dates
1996
circa 1996
Date Remarks
The event took place in June 1996.
Material
fabric: white; red
plastic: white
Inscriptions
"KGH NURSES' ALUMNAE // 100TH ANNIVERSARY // SCHOOL OF NURSING" printed on the front; "MADE IN INDIA" on a tag on the apron.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet M
Length
77.7 cm
Width
50.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 77.7 cm x Width 50.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
Research Facts
Worn at the Kingston General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae 100th anniversary celebration by Helen Mahood in June 1996. Helen Mahood graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1938; Shelly Redston Mahood graduated in 1955.
Images
Less detail

junior nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact636
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
995002016 a-l
Description
Junior nurse's uniform; blue-and-white-striped cotton dress (a); short sleeve; calf length; two pockets to skirt; one left breast pocket; white starched bib (b-c); and apron (d-e), collar (f-g), belt (h-j), and cuffs (k-l)
  5 images  
Accession Number
995002016 a-l
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Nurse's Uniform
Description
Junior nurse's uniform; blue-and-white-striped cotton dress (a); short sleeve; calf length; two pockets to skirt; one left breast pocket; white starched bib (b-c); and apron (d-e), collar (f-g), belt (h-j), and cuffs (k-l)
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - dress - Size:
b-c - bib x 2 - Size:
d-e - apron x 2 - Size: Length 77.6 cm x Width 1.8 m
f-g - collar x 2 - Size:
h-j - belt x 3 - Size:
k-l - cuff x 2 - Size:
Provenance
belonged to M. Susan Woods
Maker
Lac-Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Printed on object
Material
fabric: white; blue
Inscriptions
Individual pieces marked with "1939J"; (a-d, g-l) have standard nametags: "M. Susan Woods"; maker's tag to inside of dress collar: "SIZE 32 // Lac Mac // LONDON, CANADA // SANFORIZED"
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, Closet A; (b,c) Storage Room 0007, BOX 14; (d) Storage Room 0007, BOX 8; (e) BOX 9;
(f,g) Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-5;
(g) Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-2;
(h-j) Storage Room 0007, BOX 15; (k,l) Storage Room 0007, BOX 16
Condition Remarks
#2: the apron (d) has no stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
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.
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
(d) on loan for exhibit, "Uni-Forming . . . Wearing the Uniform" at the Musee Beaulne, Coaticook, Quebec, Jan. 2008-30 Oct. 2008.
Images
Less detail

Kingston General Hospital [nurse's uniform badge]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact486
Dates
1925
1928
circa 1925-1928
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
996028001
Description
Cream oval-shaped felt crest with red stitching; top: "GENERAL HOSPITAL" written inside a banner design; bottom: "KINGSTON" written inside a banner design; centre: crown and anchor motif, two-stick caduceus motif (snake entwined around two sticks).
  1 image  
Accession Number
996028001
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Cream oval-shaped felt crest with red stitching; top: "GENERAL HOSPITAL" written inside a banner design; bottom: "KINGSTON" written inside a banner design; centre: crown and anchor motif, two-stick caduceus motif (snake entwined around two sticks).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate Class of 1928.
Dates
1925
1928
circa 1925-1928
Date Remarks
Nora Valleau's years at Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing.
Material
fabric: cream; red
Inscriptions
"GENERAL HOSPITAL // KINGSTON" on crest.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-3
Length
12.1 cm
Width
10.2 cm
Depth
0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 12.1 cm. x Width 10.2 cm. x Depth 0.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: 3 mm grey smudge mark next to red border 2.5 cm to the right of the right anchor prong; back: thread backing is frayed around edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
Article
Website
Reference Comments
"Information RE KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL Nursing Uniforms"
"KGH Nursing Alumni Memorabilia" compiled by Marilyn Boston
Oral history of Nora Valleau compiled by Rona Rustige
"K.G.H. Alumnae 100th Anniversary Celebration", scrapbook with photos showing blazers being worn -- June 3-5 1988
Providence Care, "History of KGH – Working in an old hospital without paying attention," October 20th, 2014. https://providencecare.ca/history-of-kgh-working-in-an-old-hospital-without-paying-attention/
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
The crest was worn on blazers used by nurses when off duty; worn on left pocket. The main building at Kingston General Hospital was built in 1833-1835 as a charitable hospital. It did not open as a public hospital until 1845, as it was the first home of the Canadian Parliament after the union of Upper and Lower Canada from 1841-1844. The first 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.
Images
Less detail

nurse'e uniform apron

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact579
Dates
1925
1928
circa 1925-1928
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
996028094 a-e
Description
A white starched cotton nurse's uniform apron (a) with two button holes on each end of the waistband and wide hem; single-ply material except at waist and hem; single-stitched along hem and top seam of waistband; doublestitched on bottom seam of waistband; no stitching along sides; apron falls to a…
  3 images  
Accession Number
996028094 a-e
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
A white starched cotton nurse's uniform apron (a) with two button holes on each end of the waistband and wide hem; single-ply material except at waist and hem; single-stitched along hem and top seam of waistband; doublestitched on bottom seam of waistband; no stitching along sides; apron falls to approximately midcalf; two buttons (b-c) and two button pins (d-e) at each end.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - apron - Size: Length 70.0 cm. x Width 70.5 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
b-c - buttons - Size: x Depth 5.0 mm. x Diameter 3.2 cm.
d-e - button pins - Size: Length 2.0 cm. x Width 5.0 mm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate Class of 1928.
Dates
1925
1928
circa 1925-1928
Date Remarks
Worn with Kingston General Hospital nursing uniforms; Valleau was at Kingston General Hospital 1925-1928
Material
fabric: white; red
plastic: white
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Name tag: "Nora Valleau"
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet I
(b-e) Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-4
Condition Remarks
#1: Fabric is in excellent condition; thread has come loose in five spots along lower waist seam; several grey spots on inside of waistband at top button; grey spot on outside waistband 5 mm from top button on left side; spotted stain area on outside edge of side that has name tag, measuring 8 cm-15 cm up the edge from bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Websites
Reference Comments
"Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" by Marilyn Boston
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
Starched aprons were worn with bibs to cover most of the uniform; worn from 1886-1967 with little change other than a shortening of the hemline.
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 Nursing case at Museum, Nov. 21, 1997
Images
Less detail
Dates
1925
1928
circa 1925-1928
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
996028065
Description
A nurse's navy blue woolen cape with red wool lining; cape fastens with one black button at the throat and a hook and eye on the collar; collar is mandarin style and is initialled on the outside right side with "KGH" in blue thread; name tag and manufacturer's tag are hand-stitched into the back of…
  3 images  
Accession Number
996028065
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
A nurse's navy blue woolen cape with red wool lining; cape fastens with one black button at the throat and a hook and eye on the collar; collar is mandarin style and is initialled on the outside right side with "KGH" in blue thread; name tag and manufacturer's tag are hand-stitched into the back of the inside collar; braided cotton loop stitched over manufacturer's tag used for hanging cape; please see attached sketch.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate Class of 1928.
Maker
Lac Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1928
circa 1925-1928
Date Remarks
Would have been worn by Valleau during her nursing studies from 1925-1928
Material
fabric: blue; red; black
metal: yellow
plastic: black
Inscriptions
In collar: "Nora M. Valleau" "Made by // LAC MAC // London, Can."; on collar: "K.G.H."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010 CLOSET A-2
Length
104.0 cm
Width
152.0 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 104.0 cm x Width 152.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Nine moth holes in blue wool, two moth holes in red wool; threadbare in several other areas; all outside seams are worn; black lining on inside of collar is worn through on left top corner and in four visible spots along top edge at back of collar around name tag; black lining also has a 7 cm threadbare area in a diagonal from the lower to the top edge on the right side; thread around the buttonhole has come loose; woven cotton loop is loose at each end; there is evidence that the loop has come off before and was repaired by hand; several small black dots (?) evident on red wool at left bottom edge where cape opens; none of the damage is major and the cape is stable
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Websites
Reference Comments
"Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" by Marilyn Boston; "KGH Nursing Alumni Memorabilia" by Marilyn Boston
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
The woolen cape was instituted by Ann Baillie for the nurses at Kingston General Hospital to wear when they went out (1924); another version of the cape has "KGH" embroidered in gold thread.
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.
Images
Less detail

nurse's surgical gown

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13854
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Services Collection
Category
Nursing
Mental Health
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Accession Number
012005002
Description
Green cotton long one piece nurse's short sleeved surgical operating gown; oval neckline; crossover back closure; separate 2.0 cm grey twill pull tie in channel; measurement center back at neck to hem is 1.03 m; open flat hem length 1.46 m; pair of darts at front waistline; pull over/step into styl…
  5 images  
Accession Number
012005002
Collection
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Services Collection
Category
Nursing
Mental Health
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Nursing Staff, Hospital
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- professional -- nurse
Mental Health -- psychiatric nursing
Mental Health -- professional -- uniform
Mental Health -- treatment -- psychosurgery
Description
Green cotton long one piece nurse's short sleeved surgical operating gown; oval neckline; crossover back closure; separate 2.0 cm grey twill pull tie in channel; measurement center back at neck to hem is 1.03 m; open flat hem length 1.46 m; pair of darts at front waistline; pull over/step into style; ladies size L; bust is 1.14 m; fastens with two snap buttons at back neck and grey tie at the waist (tie 2.0 cm width); one patch pocket on the right hip on the front of the uniform.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Services.
Maker
Miss Emmy
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
fabric: green, grey
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"MISS // EMMY // MADE IN CANADA"; "L" is printed on label sewn into neckline
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet G
Length
103.0 cm
Width
146.0 cm
Depth
0.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 103.0 cm X Width 146.0 cm X Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Services," 2013
Research Facts
The hospital was founded in 1919. The Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Services still operates today as a mental health facility (2013). The hospital was the site on treed farmland by the shores of Lake Ontario provided patients fresh air, sunshine, space to walk and an opportunity to heal. The hospital provides a range of specialized assessment and treatment services for those living with complex and serious mental illnesses. The colour green of the gown indicates use in surgery.
Images
Less detail

nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact621
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…
  5 images  
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.
Images
Less detail

nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact622
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…
  5 images  
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 KGH Nurses' Alumnae to represent uniforms that were first worn by KGH 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.
Images
Less detail

nurse's uniform

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact623
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.
  5 images  
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.
Images
Less detail

97 records – page 1 of 10.