Cream cloche hat with black feathers 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, beads, and adhesive
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8 3/4 x 8 x 8 1/2 in. (22.2 x 20.3 x 21.6 cm)
Description
A cream wool fur felt cloche style hat designed by Mae Reeves. Panels of short black feathers are attached at each side of the hat. Single black feathers with a single black bead on the shaft of each feather are attached around the edges of each clustered feather panel, with some extending beyond the edge of the hat at the center front. White stiffener is sewn around the opening on the interior of the hat. A green stamp reading "Empress" with smeared illegible text below it is stamped on the interior crown of the hat. A 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
cloches
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
2010.6.179
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5143c6278-ed81-40f1-8a42-9756c983b766
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