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Object Name Fan
Date 1892 copyright
Description Folding fan. Glazed white paper leaf has three chromolithographed illustrations of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition; the illustrations are separated by gold scrolls. Each illustration shows a large building by a lake filled with sailboats and gondolas. The illustration at left has caption "AGRICULTURE." The illustration in the center has caption "MACHINERY." The illustration at right is the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building. Printed inscription at lower edge: "COPYRIGHT 1892 / WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION FAN / BY JOHN W. GREEN". The reverse side of the leaf is pale blue. Wood sticks. Metal loop attached at rivet. Probably made in the United States.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Commemorative)
Ownership and History This fan is a souvenir of the World's Columbian Exposition, which was held in Chicago in 1893.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1893
Subjects Exhibition buildings
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Gear
Catalog Number X99.1855
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Fan Association of North America (FANA), 2013. (
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