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Pair of blue high-heeled shoes from Mae's Millinery Shop

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Benjamin-Walk, American, founded 1896  Search this
Owned by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber, plastic, and rubber
Dimensions:
H x W x D (each): 4 3/4 × 10 3/4 × 3 1/4 in. (12.1 × 27.3 × 8.3 cm)
Type:
shoes (footwear)
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1994
Description:
A pair of blue high-heeled shoes from Mae's Millinery Shop. The uppers are made from satin fabric dyed a deep, bright blue. The 2 1/2-inch heels are covered in the same color fabric. The shoes are closed at the toe, which is pointed at the tip. The soles are made from hard rubber or plastic. There are black rubber caps on the heel bottoms. The manufacturer name "Dyeables" is printed in gold metallic ink on the insole of each shoe. Style and size information is stamped in black ink around the interior back of both uppers.
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:
2010.6.32ab
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/fd56fa07dea-a27a-4ab3-9b48-3e1c447f834a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.6.32ab