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Nurse’s Cape, Pennant and Invitation

Nurse Cape

Marion Greene Newhall, RN (1904-1992), a lifelong Danvers resident, graduated from the Danvers State Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1926. She wore this cape while working at the Danvers State Hospital.
The full length, heavyweight wool cape was standard garb for nurses in the mid-20th century and would have protected Marion while she traversed the expansive grounds of the State Hospital.

State Hospital Pennant and Invitation

State Hospital Pennant and Invitation

Detail of button on cape

Detail of button on cape

 

Reference: Images of American Danvers State Hospital, By Katherine Anderson and Robert Duffy, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S.C., 2018, p. 43.