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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
Medium:
leather and metal
Dimensions:
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)
Type:
purses (bags)
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1994
Description:
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.
Topic:
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:
2010.6.180.1
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
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5db399efd-a1fd-495a-a5b8-be522a9b88b8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.6.180.1