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Framed profile of a woman in a pink dress 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
satin, lace, velvet, paper, paint on wood, glass, and metal
H x W x D: 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 5/8 in. (27.3 x 19.7 x 1.6 cm)
mixed media
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Framed profile portrait of a woman in a pink dress from Mae's Millinery Shop. The woman is worked in paper, fabric, and lace on a black satin background. She is in profile with her face drawn in graphite on brown paper visible beyond the edges of her large sunbonnet. She wears a pelisse and a full tiered ruffle skirt made from pale pink satin. Her bonnet, neck, and waist are decorated with pink velvet flowers and cream lace. Her skirt is trimmed in lace and her foot, drawn on brown paper in graphite, is visible peeking out from the hem of her skirt. The portrait is inside a wooden frame painted silver and backed with brown pasteboard. A metal hook is at the reverse center top for hanging. A piece of tape with a handwritten note in black ink is adhered to the back that reads: "Mae Reeves gave / this to Donna Limerick / (in 1985) / As a Gift. It was / in her Hat Shop at / 41 N. 60th St / Phila. PA".
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  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
Furnishings, Housewares, and D├ęcor
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture