Black cap with long brown feather plume from Mae's Millinery Shop

Designed by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Date
1941-1994
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Power of Place
Medium
wool felt and feathers
Dimensions
H x W x D: 13 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (34.3 x 19.1 x 26 cm)
Description
Black wool felt cap with feather plumes designed by Mae Reeves. The felt is formed into an asymmetrical cresent-like shape with an ear cut-out on the proper left side. Long irredescent brown feathers are attached to a single plastic quill case pierced through the front fold of the cap and tacked in place with black thread. The underside of the cap is edged with black grosgrain ribbon. An ivory fabric designer label with black printed text is adhered to the ribbon at the proper left back side that reads: "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA". A cream and blue manufacturer's label is tacked to the felt behind the designer label that reads: "New York / Creations / 22".
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Type
hats
Topic
Business
Clothing and dress
Design
Fashion
Fashion design
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.213.10
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
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