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Object ID # 1957.001.005
Object Name Fan, Hand
Title Hand-Painted Hand Fan
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Description One sheer black crepe hand fan. Fan has 17 wooden slats with a gold floral design stamped on the each one. Fan is black crepe with a handpainted woman in Roman or Greek costume sitting amidst pink flowers with green foliage. Pivot is held together with a metal pin and has a metal hanger.
Provenance Previously owned by Kate Andrew, who was born in Owen Sound, Ontario in 1872, the only daughter of Captain James Andrew and Sarah Andrew (nee McKechnie). Kate died in 1971. One of her grandmothers was a Mrs. Catherine McKechnie of Burgoyne, Bruce County, c. 1870, who had formerly resided in Bentinck Township. We are not sure which woman of her family used the fan, but it was likely her mother, Sarah?
Miss Andrew was a schoolteacher and artist, who lived most of her life at Owen Sound, although she occasionally spent her summers in Labrador, teaching arts and crafts.
Collection Personal Gear
Material Crepe/Wood/Metal/Dye/Paint
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Andrew, Kate