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Facinator and Marshall Field's box belonging to Etta Moten Barnett

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Designed by:
Maria Pia  Search this
Manufactured by:
Marshall Field & Company, American, 1852 - 2006  Search this
Owned by:
Etta Moten Barnett, American, 1901 - 2004  Search this
.1: cloth , net (textile) , paste (glass)
.2ab: cardboard
H x W x D (.1: facinator): 1 3/4 × 9 15/16 × 5 7/8 in. (4.5 × 25.2 × 15 cm)
H x W x D (.2ab: box): 4 3/4 × 9 1/4 × 9 1/4 in. (12 × 23.5 × 23.5 cm)
boxes (containers)
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1960
This is a black fabric fascinator (.1) with a veil and rhinestone decoration in a Marshall Field’s box with lid (.2ab). The fascinator (.1) is constructed of stiff black fabric that is loosely pleated and attached to a black headband. The black wide-spaced netting is gathered behind the headband and is draped over the top of the fascinator to hang in front. On the top proper right corner is a rosette made up of rhinestone clusters. Sewn onto the inside of the headband is a white fabric label with blue text that reads “by / Maria Pia.” The Marshall Field’s box and lid (.2ab) is a white square cardboard box (a) with a separate lid (b). In the bottom right corner of the box lid in gold cursive writing is text that reads “ Marshall Field’s.”
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Etta Moten Barnett Archive
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture