Folding fan. Gauze leaf in shades of gray. Hand-painted and ink and wash landscape of a building with a thatched roof surrounded by trees, tall grasses at right, and three birds flying at left. There is no leaf on the reverse (the slips are not covered). Natural wood sticks and guardsticks. Metal loop at rivet. Possibly made in Japan.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Asian)
|Acquisition||Gift of the Estate of Emma Stone|
|Ownership and History||
This fan came to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1958 from the estate of Emma Sterling (Bones) Stone (born 1865). She and her parents moved from upstate New York to Staten Island in the 1870s, and she married Medad Elisha Stone on June 11, 1890. She and her husband had four children, and they lived at 266 St. Mark's Place, New Brighton, Staten Island.
Mrs. Stone was a descendant of John and Priscilla Alden, and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She served as vice-president of the Women's Auxiliary of the Staten Island Hospital.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Personal Gear|
Stone, Emma Sterling (Bones)
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