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Rhinestone pin from Mae's Millinery Shop

Catalog Data

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
metal and rhinestones
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 1/2 x 1 x 1/2 in. (3.8 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm)
Type:
pins (jewelry)
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1994
Description:
A square pin, slightly elongated on the top like a diamond, made from clear rhinestones in varying sizes set into silver colored metal. The central rhinestone is a teardrop shape, while the others are round. The pin closes at the back with safety clasp.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Beauty culture  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:
2010.6.82
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:
Adornment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a8d98323-b016-4d41-bf4a-d913c30c5acd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.6.82