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Designed by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
wool felt and feathers
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 13 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (34.3 x 19.1 x 26 cm)
Type:
hats
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1994
Description:
Black wool felt cap with feather plumes designed by Mae Reeves. The felt is formed into an asymmetrical cresent-like shape with an ear cut-out on the proper left side. Long irredescent brown feathers are attached to a single plastic quill case pierced through the front fold of the cap and tacked in place with black thread. The underside of the cap is edged with black grosgrain ribbon. An ivory fabric designer label with black printed text is adhered to the ribbon at the proper left back side that reads: "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA". A cream and blue manufacturer's label is tacked to the felt behind the designer label that reads: "New York / Creations / 22".
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.213.10
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Fashion
Exhibition:
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd589210f3d-f873-4f08-937d-7bcaf2e36192
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.213.10