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Manufactured by:
Gold Tone, 1950 - 2000  Search this
Owned by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
plastic, metal, glass, rhinestones, and paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a): 5 13/16 x 1 1/4 x 15/16 in. (14.8 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm)
H x W x D (b): 6 1/4 x 1 5/16 x 1 1/16 in. (15.9 x 3.3 x 2.7 cm)
Type:
hairbrushes
boxes (containers)
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1994
Description:
Plastic brush (a) with translucent orange plastic handle and white plastic teeth. The back of the brush is covered with gold metal with a decorative metal and rhinestone floral detail at the top and a mirror below it. Original paper packaging (b) is gold and black with black text on two long sides that reads "A / Gold Tone / PRODUCT" and black text on the two short openings that reads "BIJOU / COMB & BRUSH / 1922".
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Hair  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:
2016.48.88ab
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
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/fd57ac2f6e5-7575-4b30-87f0-315453b18bc0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.48.88ab