Green faux pearl necklace 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
beads, wire, rhinestones, and metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5/8 x 21 1/8 x 5/8 in. (1.6 x 53.7 x 1.6 cm)
Type
necklaces
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Light green faux pearl necklace from Mae's Millinery Shop. The necklace has a single strand with the beads at the front center larger than the rest. These larger beads are separated by metal spacers with clear rhinestones around the rims. A short silver chain link extends from one end with one (1) pearl bead at the tip. The chain fastens to the opposite end into a metal clip.
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
2016.48.51.5
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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