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Perfume bottle with glass lid and metal lid from Mae's Millinery Shop

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Avon, founded 1886  Search this
Owned by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
glass and metal
H x W x D: 5 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. (14.3 x 5.4 x 5.4 cm)
perfume bottles
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
A clear glass cylindrical perfume bottle (a) with a gold toned metal base and a gold strip painted around the top. The bottle has a glass screw top lid (b). A second, larger gold toned metal lid (c) with a crest engraved on the top was found with the bottle, though it does not fit properly over the bottle and glass lid. A label is adhered to the bottom of the bottle with printed text reading: "Avon / Occur! Cologne / 4fl oz / Avon Products, Inc NY 1020".
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  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:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture