Pair of elbow-length leather gloves and bag from Mae's Millinery Shop

Manufactured by
Wear-Right Gloves
Aris Gloves, Inc., American, 1921 - 1921
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
a, b: leather;
c: plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D (a): 19 x 4 x 1/4 in. (48.3 x 10.2 x 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (b): 19 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 1/4 in. (50.2 x 13.3 x 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (c): 17 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 1/16 in. (44.8 x 14 x 0.2 cm)
Type
gloves
bags (containers)
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Pair of elbow-length white leather gloves (a,b) from Mae's Millinery Shop. A blue stamp for the manufacturer Wear-Right is at the interior left glove near the opening.
The plastic bag (c) is clear and has red type that reads "to flatter and slenderize your hands / finest, lightest weight gloves / ARIS / MADE IN ITALY".
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
2016.48.48.9abc
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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