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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.
paper (fiber product)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
business (commercial function)
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...""
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),
Martin Gillet & Co. (Manufacturer)
Washington, DC, USA
11.5 x 20 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker