Nurse's uniform dress worn by Pauline Brown Payne

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Manufactured by
Angelica, American, 1926 - 2007
Worn by
Payne, Pauline Brown, American
Medium
cloth, thread, plastic (organic)
Dimensions
H x W (Flat): 45 1/2 × 30 11/16 in. (115.6 × 78 cm)
Waist: 13 in. (33 cm)
H x W (Collar): 3 1/8 × 24 in. (8 × 61 cm)
Type
dresses
uniforms
Date
1944
Description
A blue-and-white striped nurse's uniform worn by Pauline Brown Payne. The dress has a button-up front and detachable white collar and sleeve cuffs. The collar is attached to the neck of the dress with one button at the nape and the collars are attached with two buttons on the outside of the sleeve. The sleeves have the manufacturer's information stamped in black ink on the inside and the collar there are two names written in freehand. The dress is an A-line silhouette with a pocket at the PL breast and one on the PR hip. The stripes of the dress are vertical, except at the waist, where there is a horizontally cut band. There are white buttons above and below as well as at the waist. There is a manufacturer's and a personal tag sewn to the inside nape of the neck.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Education
Medicine
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pauline Brown Payne
Object number
2013.90.2.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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