Most of us detest uniform or rather wearing an uniform to work. Maybe its because we were forced to wear it in our school days and this is a form of protest.
But I am fascinated by the uniforms that are used in different aspects of life. The most common ones are the military uniforms.
How smart Isac Stevens would have looked when he led his men against the enemy.
Or the Indian Army wearing their Khaki uniform which was introduced in India by the British.
The nurses in the Army had their own set of uniforms. It must have been very difficult being in the field hospitals and the rough life, but they are a clan who has decided to take up the life of Florence Nightingale where care and compassion comes naturally to the dedicated ones.
The Finnish nurses in the early 20s had the head gear similar to a nun and with arm bands (above)
The two pics above are from the early forties.
While surfing the net I found some uniforms which may look like nurse’s uniforms but they were not.
For example the one below may look like a group photo of the complete hospital staff, but they are actually the spooling room workers of a Lancaster Plant for spinning which was clicked in 1929. (I appreciate those two guys perched precariously on the sides)
This one (below) looks like a line up for a lighting the lamp ceremony, but they are the elevator operators of the Sterick Building (late thirties)
Then there was the Carry on Doctor series which was ....ummm... some say funny, but I found them under the category “forced humor”
As time progressed these uniforms kept changing based on the needs of the time.
The latest ones are more comfortable, easy to wear, and colourful too. And why not? Nothing like cheering up the patients, like the ones that you can see here on this site for Nursing Scrubs.
The best I liked in this was White notched collar top. So cool and convenient to move around.