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Created by:
Charo, American  Search this
Owned by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
faille, plastic, and synthetic fiber
H x W x D: 6 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (15.9 x 39.4 x 31.1 cm)
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
A cream and black hat with faux rose embellishment from Mae's Millinery Shop. The hat has a tall slouched crown and an asymmetric brim that is very short at the back and wide around the sides and front, with the front brim tacked up at the center front crown. The crown and bottom brim are made from cream faille, while the top of the brim and a strip used to tack the brim to the front crown are made from black faux patent leather. A thin bow made from the black plastic is sewn at the center front. A large pink faux rose with green leaves and stem is sewn to the front proper right side onto the brim where it is upturned. The interior crown is lined with cream synthetic fabric and a black ribbon interior band around the crown where it meets the brim. A cream fabric label with brown embroidered text reading "Charo / ORIGINAL" is sewn at the interior center back crown.
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  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:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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