12 x 6 3/4 x 1/4 in. unfolded
This advertisment is shaped like woman's folding hand fan. It is pale pink and has seven leaf panels. On one side, five of the panels have drawings of women using fans each with a caption describing her actions, for example "I Love You/ Draw Fan across the Cheek". The first panel reads "Instructions for the genteel female in the proper Coquetry of the Fan", and the last "Ladies employing these Rules in the exercise of the Fan do so at their own Discretion & Risk". The reverse is an advertisment for keeping cool with "Early American Old Spice Talcum". One of two identical-see also 2002.1.1407
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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