Fan

American (Massachusetts, Braintree)
1885–1900
Grace E.A. Ford (1885), For Allen Fan Company (American, 1885–1910)


Object Place: Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

Dimensions

25 x 43 x 3 cm (9 13/16 x 16 15/16 x 1 3/16 in.) open

Accession Number

1976.378

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze, cotton lace, pigment, metal spangles, wood, brass, steel

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fan with painted black silk stiff gauze leaf. Four sprays of pansies or Johnny jump-ups, painted by Grace E.A. Ford (Mrs. George Keiswetter), decorated with steel sequins; machine-made black lace along bottom. machine-made black trim along top. Black painted wood sticks with painted silver decoration. Brass ring.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection