Black hat with iridescent black feathers 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
wool felt, net, and feathers
Dimensions
H x W x D (On form): 8 1/4 × 8 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (21 × 21.6 × 18.4 cm)
Description
Black wool felt hat covered in black iridescent feathers designed by Mae Reeves. The feathers on the cap are held in place by a covering of black net, which is stitched to the interior edge of the wool cap. A plume of the same black iridescent feathers is attached at the proper right side. There is an interior hat band of black grosgrain ribbon. An ivory fabric designer label with black printed text is adhered to the center back interior 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
caps (headgear)
Topic
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
2016.48.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58c628f16-ef59-49ec-b761-139123011a06
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