Light brown toque hat with fur trim and a hat pin 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
hat: wool felt, fur, and synthetic fiber;
pin: metal and plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D (a): 6 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 8 3/4 in. (16.5 × 21.6 × 22.2 cm)
H x W x D (b): 3 × 3/8 × 3/8 in. (7.6 × 1 × 1 cm)
Description
Light brown wool felt toque with brown fur trim (a) designed by Mae Reeves with a hat pin (b). The hat has a round crown made from wool felt and no brim. A wide band of fur backed with metallic gold fabric is sewn around the bottom of the hat. The interior is not lined. A cream fabric label with black printed text reading "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA" is adhered at the interior center back.
A metal hat pin (b) with a black plastic bead at the top was stuck into the hat. It was removed and is stored with 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
2010.6.178ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e5f35c4c-aaa4-49b0-8b11-ce9178134b63
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