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Black handbag from Mae's Millinery Shop

Catalog Data

Created by:
Manon, American  Search this
Owned by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
leather and metal
H x W x D: 7 3/4 x 13 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (19.7 x 33.7 x 7 cm)
purses (bags)
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
A black leather handbag by Manon from Mae's Millinery Shop. The bag is rectangular with a flat bottom and a clamshell top opening that fastens with a pressure clasp. It has a short black leather handle on the top. A raised gold-toned oval is attached at the center of one side with the initials "L M N" engraved on it. There are six (6) pockets of varying size on the interior, one of which closes with a metal zipper. The word "Manon" is printed in gold ink in the interior back side above the pockets.
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