Pair of arm length purple gloves from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Manufactured by
Van Raalte, American, 1907 - 2000
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
rayon with glass buttons
Dimensions
H x W x D (a): 28 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3/8 in. (73 x 9.5 x 1 cm)
H x W x D (b): 29 x 5 x 3/8 in. (73.7 x 12.7 x 1 cm)
Type
gloves
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Pair of arm length rayon knit dark purple gloves. The gloves are seamed down the exterior side and around the fingers. Each glove has an opening at the wrist that closes with two (2) pearlized purple glass buttons each. A manufacturer's label is sewn to the seam at the interior opening of the left glove that reads "Van Raalte Co. Inc. / RAYON 7 1/2 / MADE IN U.S.A." in blue embroidered text.
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
2016.48.48.5ab
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
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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