Fan

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

Date

1875

GUSN

GUSN-24095

Description

Bamboo and paper folding fan with twenty-eight red painted slats held at base with brass pin and loop holding a woven brown knotted cord. One side of fan with twelve printed mottoes or fortunes along slats, other with eagle and American flag, Uncle Sam and Japanese businessman and crane.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (equipment)
accessories
silk (textile)
painting (coating)
brass (alloy)
paper (fiber product)
cutting (dividing)
bamboo (material)
centennials
flags
American
bamboo (material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
cranes (birds)
eagles (birds)
figures (representations)
Japanese
business (commercial function)
Unidentified Paper
Bamboo
Brass
Silk
Cut
Painted
America
Commerce
American Eagle
American Flag
Japanese figure
Crane
Centennial
FAN

Inscription

Printed and in pencil along slats: ""Entered according to Act of congress in the year 1875, by MARTIN GILLET & CO., in the Office of the Library of Congress at Washington.""/ ""...Patton(?) Tucker Aug 12 ""77 Sun...""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Martin Gillet & Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Washington, DC, USA

Dimensions

11.5 x 20 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.5004