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Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2010.6.71.1-.8 each): 2 × 3 1/2 in. (5.1 × 8.9 cm)
H x W x D (2010.6.71.9): 1 15/16 x 3 1/2 in. (4.9 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
business cards
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1994
Description:
Eight (8) business cards for Mae Reeves (.1-.8) all alike made from white cardstock with black printed text that read: "GRanite 6-6516 / Mae Reeves / Exclusive Custom Made Hats by 'Mae' / Draping Remodeling / 41 North 60th Street Philadelphia 39, Pa." A woman in a maid's uniform holding a large hat box is printed in the upper left corner. The reverse of .1-.4, .6, and .8 are blank. Handwritten in pencil upside down on the reverse of .5 is the text: "189-16-5978". Handwritten in pencil on the reverse of .7 is the text: "SH / 75453".
One (1) business card for James W. Grant (.9) made from white cardstock with black printed text that reads: "Phone EVergreen 2-1557 / JAMES W. GRANT / CUB SCOUT MASTER - PACK No. 93 / DEMOCRAT COMMITTEEMAN - 1st DIV.-24th WARD / 309 NORTH 33rd STREET PHILADELPHIA 4, PA." Handwritten text in pencil on the reverse is scribbled over and now illegible.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Business  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey, Jr.
Object number:
2010.6.71.1-.9
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Power of Place
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.6.71.1-.9