Square rhinestones earrings from Mae's Millinery Shop

Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
metal and rhinestones
Dimensions
H x W x D (Each): 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in. (3.2 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm)
Type
earrings
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Square rhinestone clip-on earrings set on point from Mae's Millinery Shop. The front of the earrings have clear rhinestones, with rectangular ones creating an "x" across the square. The pressure clips attached at the back of each earring are oriented so that the square sits on point.
Topic
African American
Beauty culture
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
2016.48.50.12.2ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Adornment
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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