Designed by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Date
1941-1994
Medium
suede and feather
Dimensions
H x W x D: 12 3/8 x 16 1/4 x 15 3/8 in. (31.4 x 41.3 x 39.1 cm)
Description
Oval hat with a high crown and a rolled brim designed by Mae Reeves and made with orange-red suede tape sewn in concentric circles. Ochre-colored feathers fill the space betwen the upper side of the brim and the crown. There is an interior hat band made from orange-red grosgrain ribbon. An ivory fabric designer label with black printed text is adhered to the center back of the interior band that reads: "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA".
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
2013.213.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ea958b72-ebd1-423c-8aa8-7bd352a82708
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