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Designed by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
chiffon, buckram, velvet ribbon, and artificial flowers
H x W x D: 11 1/2 x 17 x 16 1/4 in. (29.2 x 43.2 x 41.3 cm)
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Wide-brimmed mushroom hat designed by Mae Reeves with a high round crown made from layers of bright pink chiffon. A pink velvet ribbon hat band is tied in a bow at the center back of the crown. Six (6) artifical flowers with large rounded pink petals, green leaves, and plastic green stems, are adhered to the upper side of the brim. Both the crown and the brim are shaped with buckram, and a length of wire is attached around the edge of the brim and covered with the pink chiffon. The crown has an interior hat band made from pink grosgrain ribbon. An ivory designer label with black printed text is adhered at the center back of the interior band that reads: "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA".
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  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:
Restrictions & Rights:
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Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture