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Designed by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
velvet, buckram, synthetic fiber, and bird skin with feathers
H x W x D: 5 x 8 x 8 in. (12.7 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)
pillboxes (hats)
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Light teal velvet pillbox hat designed by Mae Reeves formed of buckram and lined with black synthetic fabric. Wire wrapped in velvet is bent into three scallops and sewn at the center back of the hat. A full skin bird with teal and brown feathers and stuffed head is attached at the proper right front of the crown, with the bird's head and proper right wing reaching over the top of the crown and attached to the side. An ivory fabric designer label with black printed text is adhered to the center back interior of the hat 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:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture