Circular black hat with pearl pin decoration from Mae's Millinery Shop

Designed by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
hat: cord and ribbon;
pin: plastic and metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (ab): 9 1/2 × 16 × 14 in. (24.1 × 40.6 × 35.6 cm)
Type
hatpins
hats
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Black circular hat (a) designed by Mae Reeves with faux pearl hat pin (b) on front brim for decoration. The hat is saucer shaped and made from black cording sewn together. The interior of the opening is lined in black grosgrain ribbon. A white tag with black text sewn to the lining at the back reads "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA".
The hat pin has four (4) faux pearl beads in different shapes (oval, teardrop, and spherical) attached at the top of a metal pin.
Topic
African American
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
2016.48.24ab
Restrictions & Rights
No known copyright restrictions
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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