American Red Cross nurse's uniform

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Titles American Red Cross nurse's uniform
Description An American Red Cross nurse's uniform, consisting of a heavily starched white cotton dress with blue collar, red cross sewn at right collar, and three red stripes on the left forearm (may denote service abroad), a pair of dark blue cotton cuffs, a white lawn "Priscilla" cap, an organdy head band with a red cross at front, and a navy blue lawn headpiece with white organdy front piece featuring a red cross and blue stripe. Used by Elizabeth Hensel of Saint Paul.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 43 1/4 inches length (9657.16.A, dress, back collar to bottom hem)
15 inches width (9657.16.A, dress, at shoulders)
7 1/2 inches length (9657.16.B, cuffs, each)
4 3/4 inches width (9657.16.B, cuffs, each)
6 inches height (9657.16.C, cap)
13 1/2 inches width (9657.16.C, cap)
2 3/4 inches height (9657.16.D, head band)
10 inches width (9657.16.D, head band, not including ties)
17 1/2 inches length (9657.16.E, head piece)
24 inches width (9657.16.E, head piece)
Nomenclature uniform
Materials cotton (textile)
organdy
plastic (material)
Creation Made by: Stein Uniform Company
Subjects Issued by: American Red Cross
Owned by: Hensel, Elizabeth
Used during: World War I
World War, 1914-1918--War work--Red Cross
Clothing. Women's Special Purpose Clothing. Uniforms. Nursing
Dates Use: Approximately 1918
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 9657.16.A-E (Accession Number)

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