Navy portrait hat by Mr. John from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Created by
Mr. John, American, founded 1948
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
wool felt and synthetic net
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8 1/2 x 13 x 14 in. (21.6 x 33 x 35.6 cm)
Type
hats
Place made
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
A navy blue wool felt portrait hat made by Mr. John from Mae's Millinery Shop. The brim of the hat is formed asymmetrical to the crown so that it tilts slightly upward on the proper left side. A thin piece of the felt is sewn around the crown as a hatband with one end left loose at the center back. Lengths of black synthetic net are gathered in undulating waves and sewn to the top and bottom of the proper left brim. The interior crown edge is lined with black grosgrain ribbon. A white fabric label with black embroidered text reading "NEW YORK PARIS / MR. JOHN / MODERNE" is sewn at the interior center back crown. An oval-shaped white paper label with black printed text reading the same as the fabric label hangs from black thread at the interior center back. A genuine wool stamp is in white ink at the center of the interior crown.
Topic
African American
Business
Clothing and dress
Fashion
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
2010.6.145
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
Clothing-Fashion
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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