Gold and white beaded 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 beads
Dimensions
H x W x D (a): 1 11/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. (4.3 x 4.4 x 2.9 cm)
H x W x D (b): 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (4.8 x 4.8 x 2.9 cm)
Type
earrings
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Gold and white beaded clip-on earrings from Mae's Millinery Shop. Each earring consists of a cluster of large round gold and faux pearl beads strung onto thread with one (1) pearl colored bugle bead behind it, with the strand then attached to a metal perforated disc. The back of each disc has a pressure 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
2016.48.71ab
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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