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Display stand with spools of thread and needles from Mae's Millinery Shop

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DESCRIZIONE

Three-tiered metal stand (.1) with a lip at the front of each tier. The words "Kolor Treet" are stamped on both sides in yellow ink. A paper insert on the top back reads in black ink: "DUART KOLOR TREET Quick Find Selection Chart" and lists several colors of hair dye. The bottom of the stand is hollow and has only one of four black rubber feet remaining. The stand is accompanied by nine spools containing fibers in various forms and fibers, two empty spools, and one large sewing needle. | .2: A white pasteboard spool with the top portion torn off containing black grosgrain synthetic fiber ribbon. The loose, raw edge of the ribbon is pinned to the wound ribbon with a metal straight pin with a round white plastic head. | .3: A brown pasteboard cone containing heavy-weight black two-ply cotton thread. | .4: A metal spool with red paper ends reading "ribnray ribnray ribnray / MADE IN U.S.A." on both ends. The spool contains light pink pressed cellulose fiber tape. A metal straight pin with a white plastic head is wedged inside the spool. | .5: A brown pasteboard spool containing round purple plastic sequins strung onto purple thread. | .6: A wooden spool with a white and blue paper label on each end that reads: "225 YDS. / SIZE 50 / 100% / POLYESTER THREAD / Manufactured by / AmericanThread Co. / Stamford, Conn. 06905." The spool contains red polyester thread. A metal sewing needle and a metal straight pin with a yellow plastic head are stuck through the spooled thread. | .7: An empty wooden spool with paper labels on each end with one end reading, "COATS & CLARK'S / MERCERIZED SEWING / 100 YDS. / MADE IN U.S.A." and the other end reading, "COATS & CLARK'S / 10c / O.N.T. / 5-B / BOILFAST." | .8: An empty wooden spool with paper labels on each end with one end reading, "THE CLARK THREAD COMPANY / CLARK'S BEST SIX CORD / 12", and the other end reading, "CLARK'S / O.N.T. / SPOOL COTTON / 12". | .9: A brown pasteboard spool with blue stamped ink that reads: "PAT. 426 / RAYON SEAM BINDING / 100 YDS WOVEN EDGE / MANUFACTURED BY / LAWRENCE SCHIFF SILK MILLS" on one end. The spool contains black rayon binding tape. | .10: One metal pack needle. | .11: A brown pasteboard spool containing mauve mercerized cotton thread. | .12: A tan plastic spool containing ivory silk thread. | .13: A rolled length of pressed bast fiber in cream, red, and green braided together.
Medium: metal, thread, wood, pasteboard, and plastic
Dimensions: H x W x D (2010.6.127.1): 11 1/8 x 11 3/8 x 12 1/4 in. (28.3 x 28.9 x 31.1 cm) ; H x W x D (2010.6.127.2): 5/8 x 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in. (1.6 x 11.7 x 11.7 cm) ; H x W x D (2010.6.127.3): 6 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (15.6 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm) ; H x W x D (2010.6.127.4): 4 5/8 × 3 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (11.7 × 8.9 × 8.9 cm) ; H x W x D (2010.6.127.5): 3 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (8.6 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm) ; H x W x D (2010.6.127.6): 1 13/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (4.6 x 4.4 x 4.1 cm) ; H x W x D (2010.6.127.7): 1 5/16 x 1 x 1 in. (3.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm) ; H x W x D (2010.6.127.8): 1 3/8 x 1 x 1 in. (3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm) ; H x W x D (2010.6.127.9): 1 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (4.4 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm) ; H x W x D (2010.6.127.10): 3 1/4 x 1/4 x 1/4 in. (8.3 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm) ; H x W x D (2010.6.127.11): 2 11/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (6.8 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm) ; H x W x D (2010.6.127.12): 3 x 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. (7.6 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm) ; H x W x D (2010.6.127.13): 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (3.2 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm)
Object number: 2010.6.127.1-.13
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey, Jr.
Subject of: Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Owned by: Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016
Place collected: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Compiled by: Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture

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ARGOMENTI : # in Società e scienze sociali / Società e cultura / Gruppi sociali / Studi sui generi, gruppi sociali secondo il genere / Studi etnografici / Studi sui generi: donne / Minoranze etniche e multiculturalismo
TAG : tag: spools , Showcases , Needles , African American , business , Women
DATAZIONE: 1941 - 1994