Teal pillbox hat with bird decoration 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
velvet, buckram, synthetic fiber, and bird skin with feathers
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 x 8 x 8 in. (12.7 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)
Description
Light teal velvet pillbox hat designed by Mae Reeves formed of buckram and lined with black synthetic fabric. Wire wrapped in velvet is bent into three scallops and sewn at the center back of the hat. A full skin bird with teal and brown feathers and stuffed head is attached at the proper right front of the crown, with the bird's head and proper right wing reaching over the top of the crown and attached to the side. An ivory fabric designer label with black printed text is adhered to the center back interior of the hat 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
pillboxes (hats)
Topic
Business
Clothing and dress
Design
Fashion
Fashion design
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.48.33
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5617e3835-eec7-4736-80a2-39b3d9458cf1
10 image(s)