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Object ID # 1957.001.007
Object Name Fan, Hand
Title Hand Fan with Feathers
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Description White hand fan with plastic? French ivory? slats and pivot. The material stretched between the slats seems to be plasticized linen or heavy cotton and there is a sprig of white and blue daisies painted on it. Each slat has seven circular voids in a line with three circular voids on top of the line in a pyramid shape. There are white feathers glued to the waving end of the fan. The slats are called "ribs", and the exterior ones were called "guards". The fabric was called the "leaf". The bottom has a loop that perhaps had a tassel hanging from it originally?
Provenance The fan belonged to either Sarah Andrew (married to Captain James Andrew) of Owen Sound, Grey County, or her daughter, Kate Andrew.
Collection Personal Gear
Material Celluloid/Cotton/Feather/Glue
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Andrew, Kate