Artificial pink flowers 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
paper, plastic, wire, and cardboard
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 1/2 x 28 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. (6.4 x 73 x 15.9 cm)
Type
accessories
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Artificial pink paper flowers on green plastic stems with coiled paper-wrapped wire pieces coming off the stems. The flowers are tied with string to the bottom of the box. White stickers wrapped around the stems of the artificial flowers read "MADE IN CHINA".
Topic
African American
Business
Fashion
Ornamentation
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donna Limerick
Object number
2016.48.105
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Crafting-Artistic-Image-making
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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