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Feather Fan & Box

Description

Fan--small round; feather fan w/ white center and blue outer edge; quill handle w/ blue satin bow. Box--mottled grey paper w/ blue border on top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1879
Inscriptions
1) Handwritten on box cover: ""Fan / belonged to / Minnie[?] Frances Burr / daughter / of Susan Ann Frances / Burr."" 2) Printed on box cover: ""STERN BROTHERS / WEST FORTY-SECOND STREET / NEW YORK"". 3) Note in box: ""Fan belonged / as a little / girl to Minnie / Burr, sister / of Chester [G. or S.] Burr.""
Material
feather (material)
satin
silk (textile)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
FAN & BOX
fans (costume accessories)
Feather
feather (material)
Quill
Satin
satin
Silk
silk (textile)
Accession Number
1988.512AB
GUSN
42180

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