Brown feathered 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 and feathers
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 9 in. (16.5 x 21.6 x 22.9 cm)
Description
A light brown wool felt brimless hat covered in brown feathers designed by Mae Reeves. The upper portion of the hat is covered in small brown feathers with cream and black patterning. The lower portion of the hat, which is slightly wider than the upper section, is covered in longer, darker brown feathers. The interior opening is trimmed in black grosgrain ribbon. A cream fabric label with black printed text reading "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA" is adhered to the interior center back opening.
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
2010.6.175
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e5314574-f7c1-48d0-a4c7-d5ace397d2e4
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