Metal hatpin with stacked rhinestones and pearls from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
metal, rhinestones, and plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D (ab): 4 5/16 × 5/8 × 5/8 in. (11 × 1.6 × 1.6 cm)
H x W x D (a): 5 7/8 × 5/8 × 5/8 in. (14.9 × 1.6 × 1.6 cm)
H x W x D (b): 5/16 × 1/8 × 1/8 in. (0.8 × 0.3 × 0.3 cm)
Type
hatpins
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Metal hatpin (a) with rhinestones set in circular gold-colored metal beads alternating with plastic pearl beads. The rhinestone and pearl beads get progressively larger toward the end of the pin. There is a small metal cap (b) covering the sharp end of the pin.
Topic
African American
Beauty culture
Business
Fashion
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donna Limerick
Object number
2016.48.94.8ab
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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