Red feather lamp shade hat from Mae's Millinery Shop

Designed by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Date
1941-1994
Medium
nylon, wool, feather, velvet
Dimensions
8 1/4 x 9 x 9 1/4 in. (21 x 22.9 x 23.5 cm)
Description
A red feather "lamp shade" style hat designed by Mae Reeves. The base of the hat is a blocked red felt wool form which is overlayed with feathers. Most of the feathers are dyed red, with brown pheasant feather accents interspersed throughout. There is a red/orange velvet ribbon tied around the crown of the hat in a bow on the front PR side of the hat. The interior of the crown has a band of red petersham sewn around it and there is a label for Mae's shop sewn to the petersham at the back of the hat.
Place made
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Type
hats
Topic
Business
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Fashion design
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
2010.6.154
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd592f44743-ff92-4969-8e48-70da33cb244a
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