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Nursing Sister’s military uniform

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Dates
1942
circa 1942
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001070 a-b
Description
Tunic and skirt of blue silk; the tunic is double-breasted, with furnishings for 12 buttons in two rows of six; the epaulettes have four holes for mounting the pips and one buttonhole; the sleeves have zippers at the cuff as well as a small metal hook that protrudes around the lip of the cuff; a sm…
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Accession Number
002001070 a-b
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Description
Tunic and skirt of blue silk; the tunic is double-breasted, with furnishings for 12 buttons in two rows of six; the epaulettes have four holes for mounting the pips and one buttonhole; the sleeves have zippers at the cuff as well as a small metal hook that protrudes around the lip of the cuff; a small metal snap at the neck provides closure; a metal hook-and-loop fastener serves an analogous function; there are three similar hook fasteners at the small of the back; the loops corresponding to these are found inside the waistband of the skirt, which is unhemmed and has false pockets; closure is provided by a zipper; the manufacturer's and distributor's tags are still attached in the form of yellow paper labels attached by string to each piece.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tunic - Size: Length 61.0 cm x Width 42.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b - skirt - Size: Length 62.0 cm x Width 66.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick, N/S, during W W II.
Maker
Steacy's Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
fabric: blue; yellow
paper: white; orange; pink
Inscriptions
"STEACY'S, Ltd. // KINGSTON, ONT. // Ready-to-Wear Department // Style [blank] // Stock [blank] // Size 12 [in pencil] // Price 1375 [in pencil]"and "Hartrick [cursive]" appear on the yellow paper tags affixed to each uniform piece (both are identical); "SILK GARMENTS // Owing to the peculiar del // icacy of all silk weaves man- // ufacturers will not guarantee // them as flawless or against // perspiration, slipping or // roughing. There are certain // characteristics appearing in // the weave of all silks that // should not be considered as // imperfections. They are un- // avoidable results for which // the manufacturer cannot be // held responsible. // (OVER)" is printed in blue ink; "STYLE [blank] // CLOTH Silk [pencil] // SIZE 12 [pencil] // RUN No. 9952 [pencil] // CUST No. 404 [pencil] // PRICE [blank] // (OVER)" in blue ink except for pencil markings; "SPITFIRE // MADE IN // BELLGIUM" is moulded into the cuff zippers.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
CLOSET
Condition Remarks
Obviously never worn; tags are still attached; light mildew on certain recessed areas; small patch of dark discolouration on left side of skirt at mid-thigh level.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; War Dress Regulations for Officers & Other Ranks in the Canadian Army, 1943; CD #8; CD #7
Research Facts
Hooks inside cuffs are for holding starched cuffs in place; this is a service dress uniform (silk).
Images
Less detail
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
Mona Winterburn Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
Accession Number
009009002
Description
Monochrome photograph of Mary Adele Benedict; Mary is looking towards camera, which captures an image of her head and torso against a dark and plain background; she is shown wearing a WWII nurse's military dress uniform, known as a nursing sister, that consists of dark wool tunic with two parrarel …
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Accession Number
009009002
Collection
Mona Winterburn Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
MeSH Heading
Nurses
Nurse's Uniform
Nursing
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- Archival -- photographs
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Personnel -- portraits
Description
Monochrome photograph of Mary Adele Benedict; Mary is looking towards camera, which captures an image of her head and torso against a dark and plain background; she is shown wearing a WWII nurse's military dress uniform, known as a nursing sister, that consists of dark wool tunic with two parrarel rows of silver buttons and shoulder badge, starched white nursing veil and starched white collar
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Photograph was originally owned by Mona Winterburn's aunt, Mary Benedict.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Served during WWII
Material
paper: cream, white
ink: black, grey
Inscriptions
On the back: "War Time Photo // Mary Adele Benedict, // Graduate: K.G.H Nursing School"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder A pg 8 b
Length
17.6 cm
Width
12.7 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Almost excellent, but slightly and evenly faded
Copy Type
original
Images
Less detail