Airline freight tag from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Printed by
Air France, founded 1933
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 3/4 x 2 5/16 in. (14.6 x 5.9 cm)
Type
labels (identifying artifacts)
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Paper freight tag printed in red ink. One side of the label has the printed text "A / AF 20094 / BAGAGE ENREGISTRE EN FRANCE / AIR FRANCE". The other side of the label has printed text and handwritting in black ink that reads: "A / [hand] PAL / [print] vol no. [hand] NA603 / [print] via [hand] NYC / [print] vol no [hand] 977". A string is looped and tied through a reinforced circular hole at the center top of the tag.
Topic
African American
Business
Transportation
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey, Jr.
Object number
2010.6.106
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
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

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