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Black makeup pencil from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Manufactured by
Maybelline
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
wood, paint, and black pigment
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3/16 × 3 3/4 × 3/16 in. (0.5 × 9.5 × 0.5 cm)
Type
cosmetics
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
A portion of a makeup pencil with black pigment in a red painted wood pencil. Silver stamped text on the pencil reads: "Maybelline VELVET BLACK U.S.A.".
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
2010.6.54.4
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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