Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Reeves, Joel Edward, American
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Date
ca. 1953
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 3/8 x 7 5/16 in. (23.8 x 18.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 3/4 x 8 1/16 in. (24.7 x 20.5 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Joel and Mae Reeves posing with a number of hats. Joel stands to the right of Mae and wears a dark suit with a bowtie and holds a cigarette in his right hand. Mae wears a dark dress with a large floral decoration below her left shoulder. The are both holding a broad brimmed dark felt hat and looking at the camera. A vanity with mirror sits behind Joel and a tall hat stand sits next to Mae, also holding several hats.
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Black Enterprise
Business
Fashion
Photography
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
2010.6.46.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f9ee1414-e5b1-44d7-b10b-ad4fbff95412

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