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Object Name Fan
Date ca. 1900-1920
Description Folding fan. Leaf is made of white and brown ostrich feathers above a white machine-made lace band. The wood sticks are painted silver. Metal loop at rivet.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Twentieth Century)
Acquisition Gift of Daniel Low Bridgman
Ownership and History This fan was donated to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1966 by Daniel Low Bridgman. It may have belonged to his mother, Evelyn Tylden (or Tilden) Low Bridgman (1852-1919). The daughter of wealthy businessman Daniel Low of St. George, Staten Island, Evelyn married Edward Clark Bridgman in 1884. Mrs. Bridgman was an active community volunteer. She worked with the Staten Island Diet Kitchen, which supplied special diets for infants and people who were ill, and the New Brighton Day Nursery of the Woman's Club. In her honor, the Day Nursery changed its name to the Evelyn Bridgman Day Nursery.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1920
Subjects Fans
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Gear
Associated People Bridgman, Evelyn Tylden (Low)
Catalog Number C02.1308
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Fan Association of North America (FANA), 2013. (
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