Eyeglasses from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Manufactured by
Sherman Optical USA
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
plastic and metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (Unfolded): 3 x 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (7.6 x 17.1 x 14 cm)
H x W x D (Folded): 2 11/16 x 6 x 7/8 in. (6.8 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm)
Type
eyeglasses
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
A pair of bifocal glasses with black plastic frames. The lenses are slightly ovular with a smooth bottom edge and a bi-cornered top edge. Text is engraved in silver lettering onto the inside of the proper left temple that reads: "U.S.A. Sherman."
Topic
African American
Business
Clothing and dress
Fashion
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
2010.6.53
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
Clothing-Fashion
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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