Dark tan felt hat with gold pin from Mae's Millinery Shop

Attributed to
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
hat: felt;
pin: metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 10 x 10 x 7 1/4 in. (25.4 x 25.4 x 18.4 cm)
Type
hats
Place made
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Dark tan felt hat that resembles a beret with a peaked front attributed to Mae Reeves. The wool felt is shaped with a wide, tall front and no back. Dark brown grosgrain ribbon trims the interior opening. There are no labels, though a seam in the ribbon indicates the center back of the hat.
A gold pin (b) is attached at the proper left front for decoration. The pin consists of a column of seven (7) spheres in progressive sizes featuring decorative openwork.
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
2016.48.29ab
Restrictions & Rights
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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