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Fan

Fan
Fan
Title
Fan
Date 
1900-1930
Medium 
Paper, wood, metal
Dimensions 
16 x 8 1/2 x 1/4 in. unfolded
Description 
This woman's folding hand fan has a painted multi-colored floral design highlighted with silver glitter on one side which reads "Use Muresco for Wall and Ceiling Decoration". The other side reads in blue, in part, "Moores Muresco for Home Decoration/ ...For the 'Home Beautiful' soft, artistic, harmonious Wall and Ceiling effects are essential, especially when produced with an article which is absolutley sanitary...".
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.1440
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group