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Designed by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
wool felt, synthetic fiber, net, and metal button
H x W x D: 6 1/2 x 14 x 12 in. (16.5 x 35.6 x 30.5 cm)
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Cream wool felt hat with white and gold embellishments designed by Mae Reeves. The hat has a low round crown and an asymmetrical brim that is shorter at the front and tilts upward on the proper right side. White synthetic net with gold metallic braid in the center is wrapped around the crown and gathered into a large pouf at the proper right side. The pouf is wrapped over the edge of the brim to the underside where it is formed into a circle with a large gold-toned oval metal button at the center. Cream veiling is attached along the back of the crown to extend beyond the brim at the back side. A cream fabric label with black printed text reading "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA" is adhered to the interior center back. A genuine wool stamp is in white ink at the interior center crown.
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.
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Restrictions & Rights:
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Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture