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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
metal, porcelain, china paint, electric conductor, and plastic
H x W x D: 11 x 5 1/8 x 3 11/16 in. (27.9 x 13 x 9.4 cm)
H x W x D (Cord - bundled): 2 x 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (5.1 x 19.1 x 8.9 cm)
lamps (lighting devices)
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
A metal lamp base with a painted porcelain decoration of an English maiden. The lamp base is oval in shape with a brass finish and a tiered decorative design. The base stands on four trifid feet. A metal stem protudes upward from the back of the base and bends slightly at the top so that the bulb mechanism is above the head of the porcelain figure. The figure depicts the bust of a brunette woman wearing a blue gown, a pink flower at her neck, and a black hat with an orange flower. She is looking slightly downward to the proper left. A brown electric cord with a two-pronged plug runs out from the center back of the base. The underside of the base has the text "4 F" engraved into it.
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  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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Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Furnishings, Housewares, and D├ęcor
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