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Gold cigarette case from Mae's Millinery Shop

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Elgin American, American  Search this
Owned by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 15/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/8 in. (10 x 7.8 x 1 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 3 15/16 x 5 3/8 x 2 in. (10 x 13.7 x 5.1 cm)
Type:
cigarette cases
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1994
Description:
Gold-colored metal cigarette case with floral design engraved on the front from Mae's Millinery Shop. One of the case's corners is more rounded than the others. Inside of the case has geometric brushed metal appearance. A metal piece that runs across the hinged edge and one other edge moves up and down to hold the cigarettes in place. The manufacturer's name is engraved on this piece. The case opens with a pressure clip.
Topic:
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:
2016.48.85.1
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:
Adornment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ba1179ce-fdb1-4925-a5a2-017f3cfb2173
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.48.85.1