Fan with College and Preparatory School Names along with Place Names, Restaurant Names, Hotel Names... Fan with College and Preparatory School Names along with Place Names, Restaurant Names, Hotel Names... Fan with College and Preparatory School Names along with Place Names, Restaurant Names, Hotel Names... Fan with College and Preparatory School Names along with Place Names, Restaurant Names, Hotel Names...

Fan with College and Preparatory School Names along with Place Names, Restaurant Names, Hotel Names, Monograms, Crests, Emblems, etc. Labels Pasted On

Publication Date: 1900
Condition: Very Good
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Quirky homemade souvenir fan with many stickers pasted on from New England and New York State towns, colleges (Yale, Harvard, Boston University, Amherst), fraternities, Prep Schools (Andover, Exeter), restaurants, hotels, clubs and other points of interest and monograms. While there is no definitive dating, this kind of fan was a popular hobby at the turn of the twentieth century. The stickers are on both sides of the fan, and the effect is same as on luggage with stickers from all the places the owner has traveled, except on the fan the stickers are much smaller. Given the preponderance of schools, we would conjecture that this particular fan was created by a young person, perhaps for his/her own enjoyment or conceived as a gift for a friend. Surely it was done as an act of love, and its very oddity must have been a source of fun for its creator. The fan has nine wooden spokes that fan out to 49 cm, and closed the fan is 26 cm tall. The labels and tags are pasted onto a black mackintosh fabric which has a luster. There is virtually no space available for additional tags, and so the project was fully realized by its creator. Solid and well-preserved. Bookseller Inventory # 003779

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Title: Fan with College and Preparatory School ...

Publication Date: 1900

Binding: N.A.

Book Condition:Very Good

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Antiquarian books of all kinds, with emphases on color plate books, decorative arts, foreign literature (German, French, Italian, Spanish), children's literature, philosophy, sporting (equine, hunting, shooting).

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