Nurse's uniform apron 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 (2013.90.2.2a Bib, Flat): 36 1/4 × 24 3/16 in. (92 × 61.5 cm)
H x W (2013.90.2.2b Skirt Flat, Folded): 28 3/8 × 27 3/16 in. (72 × 69 cm)
H x W (2013.90.2.2b Skirt, Flat Unfolded): 30 11/16 × 63 in. (78 × 160 cm)
Type
aprons (protective wear)
uniforms
Date
1944
Description
A plasticized two piece nurse's white apron worn by Pauline Brown Payne. The top portion, or bib of the apron (2013.90.2.2a) is a solid piece of fabric that covers the torso from waist to shoulders, broader at the chest and narrowing at the waist. The top of the piece has two straps designed to go over the shoulders and attach to the skirt at the small of the back with a button. The interior front edge of the bib has the manufacturer's tag and has the owner's name inked in two places. The apron skirt (2013.90.2.2b) is flared and worn wrapped around the body and open at the back. It fastens with two buttons at the small of the back. There is a manufacturer's tag and a personal tag sewn to the PL side of the back of the waist.
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
2013.90.2.2ab
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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