On View
Power of Place Gallery
Exhibition
Power of Place
Attributed to
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Date
1941-1994
Medium
silk or synthetic fiber, plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 1/4 x 8 x 6 1/2 in. (13.3 x 20.3 x 16.5 cm)
Description
Black dupioni cap of silk or synthetic fabric attributed to Mae Reeves. The cap is formed from black plastic net into a circle. It is covered with black dupioni fabric with the corners draped over the front of the cap, but gathered and knotted at the center back. The interior opening of the form is lined in black grosgrain ribbon. There are no labels.
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Type
caps (headgear)
Topic
Black Enterprise
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
2016.48.35
Restrictions & Rights
No known copyright restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58fd91463-f84c-4b39-a0a4-534c6c99298c

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