Female mannequin head from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
paint on plaster
Dimensions
H x W x D: 14 7/8 x 7 x 7 in. (37.8 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm)
Type
mannequins
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
A plaster form of a female head and neck covered with metallic gold paint. The facial features are detailed and realistic, including lines in the pulled back hairstyle to create the appearance of hair. The woman has her head turned over her proper left shoulder. At the back of the neck, text is engraved into the plaster that reads: "(c) P W / 63". The form has a large circular opening on the bottom.
Topic
African American
Business
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
2010.6.126
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
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
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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