Section I, Series
10. Pennsylvania Hospital Nursing Collection, 1876-1995.
Textiles (MG 3.23, Boxes 1-8)
The nursing textile collection is housed in acid-free tissue
and textile bags and boxes. It consists of over 25 nursing
caps, and numerous nursing and military uniforms, as well
as Helen G. McClelland's nursing supervisor uniform from 1917.
Items include: several early pin-striped dresses (c. 1890s)
and white cotton skirt aprons and pinafore bibs; a white cotton
uniform with pearl buttons from the 1960s; summer and winter
navy blue capes that were part of the Pennsylvania Hospital
nursing uniform; silver belt buckles that were awarded to
Pennsylvania Hospital graduates; silver Good Samaritan pins
from 1897, 1899 and 1910; 2 gold Good Samaritan pins; nurse's
military caduceus pins; and 2 sets of sleeves, starched collar
and cap from Helen G. McClelland.
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