Pink mushroom hat with flowers from Mae's Millinery Shop

Designed by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Date
1941-1994
Medium
chiffon, buckram, velvet ribbon, and artificial flowers
Dimensions
H x W x D: 11 1/2 x 17 x 16 1/4 in. (29.2 x 43.2 x 41.3 cm)
Description
Wide-brimmed mushroom hat designed by Mae Reeves with a high round crown made from layers of bright pink chiffon. A pink velvet ribbon hat band is tied in a bow at the center back of the crown. Six (6) artifical flowers with large rounded pink petals, green leaves, and plastic green stems, are adhered to the upper side of the brim. Both the crown and the brim are shaped with buckram, and a length of wire is attached around the edge of the brim and covered with the pink chiffon. The crown has an interior hat band made from pink grosgrain ribbon. An ivory designer label with black printed text is adhered at 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
Fashion
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.213.9
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d2bd83b5-a351-4b9e-8767-0aceb9742567
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