Nursing cape


Title
Nursing cape
Description
Nurses today usually wear scrubs to work. Just fifty years ago, however, this was not the case. Julie Faircloth Wells graduated from the Wilson School of Nursing in 1969 but instead of wearing scrubs and a lab coat, she wore a skirted uniform and a cape. Nursing capes were a popular part of the nurse’s uniform during the middle 20th century. This particular cape is made of wool and has the abbreviation “W.S.N.”, for Wilson School of Nursing, embroidered on its collar. Capes like this were worn over the rest of the nurse’s uniform for warmth.
Date
1969
Original Format
costume
Extent
Local Identifier
Country Doctor Museum
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Country Doctor Museum
Rights
This item has been made available by The Country Doctor Museum for use in research, teaching, and private study. Researchers are responsible for using these materials in accordance with Title 17 of the United States Code and any other applicable statutes. For information regarding reproduction, please contact The Country Doctor Museum at hslcdm@ecu.edu;
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