Two clothing labels for Mae Reeves from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
silk and ink
Dimensions
H x W (Each): 2 1/4 × 7/8 in. (5.7 × 2.2 cm)
Type
labels (identifying artifacts)
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Two identical clothing labels made from cream silk with machine embroidery of silk thread in burgundy and gold that reads "Made Especially / FOR YOU BY". Beneath the embroidery the name "Mae Reeves" is stamped in red ink. A scalloped gold border surrounds the text.
Topic
African American
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
2010.6.55.5.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Textiles
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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