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The Right Hat by Mae sign from Mae's Millinery Shop

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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
paint on corrugated board
H x W x D: 19 1/2 x 14 x 3/8 in. (49.5 x 35.6 x 1 cm)
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Painted cardboard sign with an illustration of a portrait of a woman advertising Mae's hats from Mae's Millinery Shop. The woman is in the lower half on the right side, seen in three-quarter view. She looks to the left and wears a wide brimmed hat, pearls, and earrings. The woman is illustrated in a pale blue color. Surrounding the woman as well as the sign text, is a green scalloped and stylized floral oval. The oval is cropped at the bottom edge, and appears incomplete. Within the border, above and to the left of the woman is text in black and red reading "Above all... / THE RIGHT HAT / In / Modern / Design / by Mae". Behind the oval is a pin striped background of red and green. There are eleven (11) green pin stripes on a dark red background. The lower edge of the corrugated board is folded under to the back. The reverse is blank.
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  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:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture