Circular green and gold striped hatbox from Mae's Millinery Shop

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
ink on paper, cardboard, and cord
Dimensions
H x W x D (ab): 6 × 11 7/8 × 1 3/4 in. (15.2 × 30.2 × 4.4 cm)
H x W x D (a - base): 5 15/16 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (15.1 x 29.2 x 29.2 cm)
H x W x D (b - lid): 1 5/8 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (4.1 x 29.8 x 29.8 cm)
Type
hatboxes
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Green and gold vertically striped hat box with lid from Mae's Millinery Shop. Gold cord is attached to the sides of the hatbox for a handle. The interior of the base and lid are solid gold.
Topic
African American
Business
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donna Limerick
Object number
2016.48.95ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Personal use
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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