Brown feathered pillbox 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
wool felt, feathers, and adhesive
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6 x 8 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (15.2 x 22.2 x 21.6 cm)
Description
A pillbox hat made from cream wool felt covered in brown feathers designed by Mae Reeves. A cluster of feathers is attached at the proper right side, left loose to float beyond the hat. The interior opening is trimmed in black grosgrain ribbon. A cream fabric label with black printed text reading "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA" is adhered at the interior center back.
Place made
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Type
pillboxes (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
2010.6.156
Restrictions & Rights
2
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd532e2e206-b90f-4357-8185-40b98ae074ec
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