There were many design variations. One design that was occasionally used may be based on a mortarboard or naval cap. In the nurse's cap from a Jewish Hospital in Montreal, the almost square crown flares to a point at centre front, which refers to the flame from Florence Nightingale's famous lantern (2001.108.1). A unique shaped cap, possibly based on the fez, was designed for the hospital founded by the Freemasons in Morden, Manitoba (1999.267.64).
Date Created: September 27, 2001 | Last Updated: May 11, 2010