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Attributed to:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
velvet, beads, faille
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 7 in. (13.3 x 19.1 x 17.8 cm)
Type:
fascinators
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1994
Description:
Black velvet fascinator decorated with silver and faux pearl beads attributed to Mae Reeves. It is shaped with a wide front that turns downward and is open at the top back where the sides meet without closing completely. The interior is made from a stiff material with wire around the edges. The top is faced in black velvet with rows of silver seed beads and round faux pearl beads sewn around the front and along the sides and back. Pairs of silver seed beads are scattered across the center top. The fascinator is lined in black faille. There are no labels.
Topic:
African American  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 of Donna Limerick
Object number:
2016.48.31
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
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/fd535ee77b7-a680-4fd7-8a83-f3ac4f59a08e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.48.31