Ivory and silver sequin and beaded cap from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Attributed to
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
velvet, wire, sequins, and beads
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3 3/4 x 7 x 7 3/4 in. (9.5 x 17.8 x 19.7 cm)
Type
hats
Place made
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
An ivory and silver beaded and sequined cap attributed to Mae Reeves. The cap is formed from bent wire covered in ivory velvet in a circle of diamonds with the top points rounded down over the top of the head. The bottom points are covered by panels of white sequins and silver bugle beads shaped as stylized leaves. The interior is not lined and there are no labels.
Topic
African American
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
2010.6.173
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
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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