Green and gold makeup box from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Manufactured by
Prince Matchabelli Inc., founded 1926
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
paper, foil, and plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D (ab): 3 × 5 × 3 3/4 in. (7.6 × 12.7 × 9.5 cm)
H x W x D (a): 2 3/4 × 4 3/4 × 3 5/8 in. (7 × 12.1 × 9.2 cm)
H x W x D (b): 3/4 × 4 7/8 × 3 3/4 in. (1.9 × 12.4 × 9.5 cm)
Type
boxes (containers)
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
An empty makeup box for loose powder. The ovular container (a) is covered on the exterior sides with green and gold foil in a stylized floral design. It reads "Wind Song PERFUMED DUSTING POWDER" in green along the bottom edge of one short side. The bottom of the container is made from hard white plastic with molded lettering on the bottom that reads: "PRINCE MATCHABELLI, INC., DIST. / PERFUMED DUSTING POWDER NET WT. 5 OZ. / GREENWICH, CONN. 06830". The interior of the container is lined with pasteboard. The lid (b) is made from clear plastic and is slightly convex with a molded logo at the center of a crown inside a circle.
Topic
African American
Beauty culture
Business
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
2010.6.54.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Adornment
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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