Green circular hatbox with lid from Mae's Millinery Shop

Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Date
1941-1994
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Power of Place
Medium
pasteboard, paint, cotton, and metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (ab): 7 × 12 9/16 × 12 9/16 in. (17.8 × 31.9 × 31.9 cm)
H x W x D (a): 6 11/16 × 12 3/8 × 12 3/8 in. (17 × 31.4 × 31.4 cm)
H x W x D (b): 1 11/16 × 12 5/8 × 12 5/8 in. (4.3 × 32.1 × 32.1 cm)
Description
Green circular hatbox (a) and lid (b) made from pasteboard painted green. The lid can be fixed to the bottom with two lengths of white cotton twill tape attached to the base. There is white topstitching along the rim and the top edge of the lid. Metal brads are used to hold the sides of the base and the lid, and the bottom of the base to the sides.
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Personal use
Type
hatboxes
Topic
Business
Fashion
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donna Limerick
Object number
2016.48.96ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50aaf9949-b1dc-489b-9cae-214d0f614531
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