Pink mushroom hat with flowers from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Wide-brimmed mushroom hat designed by Mae Reeves with a high round crown made from layers of bright pink chiffon. A pink velvet ribbon hat band is tied in a bow at the center back of the crown. Six (6) artifical flowers with large rounded pink petals, green leaves, and plastic green stems, are adhered to the upper side of the brim. Both the crown and the brim are shaped with buckram, and a length of wire is attached around the edge of the brim and covered with the pink chiffon. The crown has an interior hat band made from pink grosgrain ribbon. An ivory designer label with black printed text is adhered at the center back of the interior band that reads: "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA".
Topic
African American
Business
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Women
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Designed by
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
chiffon, buckram, velvet ribbon, and artificial flowers
Dimensions
H x W x D: 11 1/2 x 17 x 16 1/4 in. (29.2 x 43.2 x 41.3 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Place collected
41 North 60th Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
1941-1994
Type
hats
Object number
2013.213.9