Plastic brush with box from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Manufactured by
Gold Tone
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
plastic, metal, glass, rhinestones, and paper
Dimensions
H x W x D (a): 5 13/16 x 1 1/4 x 15/16 in. (14.8 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm)
H x W x D (b): 6 1/4 x 1 5/16 x 1 1/16 in. (15.9 x 3.3 x 2.7 cm)
Type
hairbrushes
boxes (containers)
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Plastic brush (a) with translucent orange plastic handle and white plastic teeth. The back of the brush is covered with gold metal with a decorative metal and rhinestone floral detail at the top and a mirror below it. Original paper packaging (b) is gold and black with black text on two long sides that reads "A / Gold Tone / PRODUCT" and black text on the two short openings that reads "BIJOU / COMB & BRUSH / 1922".
Topic
African American
Business
Fashion
Hair
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donna Limerick
Object number
2016.48.88ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Adornment
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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