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Kid's Historical Figures Famous Civil War Nurses Costumes: Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, Elizabeth Grace Neil, Susie King Taylor

Kid's Historical Figures Famous Civil War Nurses Costumes: Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, Elizabeth Grace Neil, Susie King Taylor

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"It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm." --Florence Nightingale

Our children's historical and period costumes are individually crafted with careful attention to both detail and quality. We make all of our costumes with pride in the USA, you simply won't find this caliber of children's costumes anywhere else.

Florence Nightingale was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician; however, she is best known for being the founder of modern nursing. Known as “The Lady with the Lamp,” Nightingale spent her life improving healthcare for all sections of British society as well as paving the way for greater female participation in the workforce. She founded the first secular nursing school in the world, and to this day International Nurses Day is celebrated on the day of her birth.

An ardent humanitarian, nurse Clara Barton is probably best known for founding the American Red Cross. Working for the US Patent Office, she was the first woman to hold a senior clerkship in the federal government and was paid as much as her male counterparts.

Elizabeth Grace Neill (née Campbell, 26 May 1846 – 18 August 1926) was a nurse from New Zealand who lobbied for the passage of laws requiring training and national registration of nurses and midwives; in 1901, New Zealand was the first country in the world to introduce such laws.[1] The nursing experience she received during her early life inspired her to reform many aspects of the nursing practice, and her experience as a factory inspector led her to instigate other social reforms

As a freed slave herself, Susie King Taylor became the first black teacher for freed African American students on St. Simon’s Island, Georgia. Before the island was evacuated, Taylor met Edward King, an African American army sergeant, whom she eventually married. Later, she served as a nurse in his (and her brother’s) regiment. On the island, Taylor returned to teaching and taught many of the troops to read and write.
In February 1863, Taylor nursed wounded men returning from a raid up St. Mary’s River. There was a varioloid (a mild form of smallpox) outbreak at the camp and, ignoring the doctor’s orders, Taylor took it upon herself to nurse the men suffering the most.

We have created a replica of what these Ladies would have worn in their day-to-day life while working as a nurse. The dress is made of a superior poly-cotton blend fabric in slate blue and features long sleeves and a zipper closure in the back. The bib apron is made of white cotton fabric with a ribbon red cross-stitched onto the chest and easily adjusts with ties in the back.

Costume Includes ( 4 PCS) A Zipper Back Dress with White Red Cross Bib Apron, Matching Armband, and White Civil War Nurse Hat.

Florence Nightingale = (Slate Blue)
Elizabeth Grace Neil = (Brown)
Clara Barton = (Grey)
Susie King Taylor = (Black)
Apron can be purchased separately here:


  • Handmade
  • Materials: Cotton, Metal Button


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"Selecting the right size is crucial when ordering our garments. Please refer to the size chart provided for each individual item, as it is tailored to the specific measurements of that item. You can find the size chart as a photo in the product listing or on a separate informational page. Please follow the measurement instructions provided on the size chart.

Our garments do not follow standard modern-day sizing because they are created based on patterns from specific historical periods. The measurements we provide on the size chart represent the dimensions of the garment itself, not body measurements.

 If you're unsure about your size, measure a similar, NON-STRETCH garment you already own and love. Compare its measurements to the ones on our size chart to ensure you choose the right fit."


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Business Information:

 Heritage Costumes Inc.

1423 Marcelina Ave.

Torrance, CA. 90501



Do you have a physical store?

 Yes, we do have a physical warehouse, but it is not open to the public as it is primarily used for the construction of our garments and the shipping of our online orders. However, if you are in the local area, you can arrange for a pickup of orders placed online. Please email us in advance so we can provide you with an exact pick-up window.


How do I request a custom costume?

At this time, we are unable to accommodate custom orders. We are fully committed to constructing and fulfilling our existing online orders. We appreciate your understanding.


Business Hours:

 Customer Service Hours are Monday thru Friday 10 am until 4:30 pm PST. Messages received after these times will be answered the following business day.


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