Photograph of Mae Reeves with an unidentified woman

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2 images
Photograph by
Hanks, Thomas
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 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (24.1 x 19.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1955
Description
A sepia toned black and white photograph of Mae Reeves as a young woman standing with another young woman. The women pose for the camera in front of a padded wall. Mae Reeves stands to the left of her friend and wears a dress, pearl necklace, a broad brimmed hat, white gloves, and has a fur slung over her right shoulder. Her companion wears a dress, black gloves and a clutch. To the extreme right of the picture the face of a woman is visible through a doorway.
Topic
African American
Photography
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
2010.6.51
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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