Photograph of Mae Reeves and an unidentified woman

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 7/16 x 7 1/2 in. (24 x 19 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 15/16 x 8 in. (25.3 x 20.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Place captured
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1953
Description
A black and white photograph of Mae Reeves posing with an unidentified woman. Both women stand in 3/4 profile and face the camera. Reeves wears a dark dress with white gloves, clutch, and necklace. Her companion wears a white lace dress and dark colored shawl. The women are posed in front of a decorative gate placed in front of cut out paper pasted to a wall in the shape of a tree. Signs are painted on either side of the gate and behind Reeves a sign is visible reading [PARKWAY / BALLROOM]. Just below that is handwritten in black ink on the photo [CHICAGO / "1953"].
Topic
African American
Amusements
Fashion
Photography
United States--Social life and customs
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
2010.6.46.2
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
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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