Nurse's Cap

Maria Jayme was born January 14th, 1971 in General Santos City, Philippines and received a nursing degree from the San Pedro College of Nursing in Davao, Philippines in 1991. Maria received this nurse’s cap during the graduation capping ceremony. In 1994 she immigrated to the United States and worked as a registered nurse in Florida. Between 1965 and 1988 more than 70,000 foreign nurses came to the United States. 25,000 Filipina nurses provided a critical source of labor for hospitals in New York, New Jersey, Florida, California, Texas, and Massachusetts.
Object Name
nurse's cap
date made
ca 1991
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
metal (part: material)
overall: 8 cm x 20 cm x 10 in; 3 1/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 25.4 cm
Place Made
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
American Enterprise
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Reyna J. Legaspi

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