Cream hat with white and gold embellishment 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, synthetic fiber, net, and metal button
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6 1/2 x 14 x 12 in. (16.5 x 35.6 x 30.5 cm)
Description
Cream wool felt hat with white and gold embellishments designed by Mae Reeves. The hat has a low round crown and an asymmetrical brim that is shorter at the front and tilts upward on the proper right side. White synthetic net with gold metallic braid in the center is wrapped around the crown and gathered into a large pouf at the proper right side. The pouf is wrapped over the edge of the brim to the underside where it is formed into a circle with a large gold-toned oval metal button at the center. Cream veiling is attached along the back of the crown to extend beyond the brim at the back side. A cream fabric label with black printed text reading "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA" is adhered to the interior center back. A genuine wool stamp is in white ink at the interior center crown.
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
2010.6.157
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53fb647d2-2fb7-419b-b854-9fe53118335c
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