Rhinestone shoe clips from Mae's Millinery Shop

Manufactured by
Musi
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
rhinestones and metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (a): 1 5/8 x 2 x 1/2 in. (4.1 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (b): 1 5/8 x 2 x 3/8 in. (4.1 x 5.1 x 1 cm)
Type
clips (jewelry)
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Pair of rhinestone shoe clips from Mae's Millinery Shop. The clips consist of rows of clear rhinestones set into silver colored metal with an oval at the center surrounded by two (2) rounded rows of rhinestones on either side. These rows go across the top of the oval, but do not extend across the bottom of the oval to complete a full loop. The reverse of clip (a) has two (2) metal prongs for attaching to the shoe. The attachment mechanism on the clip (b) has been removed. The manufacturer's name "MUSI" and a copyright symbol are engraved on the fastener.
Topic
African American
Beauty culture
Business
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donna Limerick
Object number
2016.48.103ab
Restrictions & Rights
© Musi. Permission required for use.
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Adornment
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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