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Designed by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
nylon, wool, feather, velvet
Dimensions:
8 1/4 x 9 x 9 1/4 in. (21 x 22.9 x 23.5 cm)
Type:
hats
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1994
Description:
A red feather "lamp shade" style hat designed by Mae Reeves. The base of the hat is a blocked red felt wool form which is overlayed with feathers. Most of the feathers are dyed red, with brown pheasant feather accents interspersed throughout. There is a red/orange velvet ribbon tied around the crown of the hat in a bow on the front PR side of the hat. The interior of the crown has a band of red petersham sewn around it and there is a label for Mae's shop sewn to the petersham at the back of the hat.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Fashion design  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:
2010.6.154
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:
Clothing-Fashion
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd592f44743-ff92-4969-8e48-70da33cb244a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.6.154