Hats off to Mae! event announcement

Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
National Museum of African American History and Culture, American, founded 2003
African American Museum in Philadelphia, American, founded 1976
Medium
ink on paper, adhesive, Fome-Cor (TM)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 36 1/16 x 17 15/16 x 1/4 in. (91.6 x 45.6 x 0.6 cm)
Type
advertisements
Place used
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
2010
Description
Announcement for a ceremony honoring Mae Reeves and the inclusion of her items into the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The ceremony advertised took place on July 27, 2010 at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. The text reads "HATS OFF TO MAE!" in the upper right corner above a silhouette of a woman wearing a wide-brimmed furry hat. Below the woman is the text "PLEASE JOIN US IN HONORING / MAE REEVES / a retired Philadelphia milliner and celebrated / designer, as we announce the induction of her superb / collection of hats and antiques into the permanent / collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum / of African American History and Culture. / JULY 27, 2010 / AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN PHILADELPHIA, PLEASE DON YOUR MOST FASHIONABLE HAT IN HONOR OF MAE!" Below this text are the logos of the host museum and four sponsors: the City of Philadelphia, Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corp., Philadelphia Retail, The Philadelphia Tribune, and Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress. The announcement is printed in red and black ink on paper that is mounted onto Fome-Cor board. The reverse is blank.
Topic
African American
Business
Fashion
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donna Limerick
Object number
2016.48.45
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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