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Fan

Object Number: 
2002.1.1457
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
13 x 7 x 1/4 in.
Description: 
This woman's hand fan is made of paper with a wood handle. One side has a color print of a woman and girl feeding lambs with a baby bottle surrounded by a gray feather patterned border. The reverse reads "Bird's Business Institute/ 2804-6-8 Third Bet. 147th and 148th Streets/ A School Recommended by its Graduates", with a list of skills taught including shorthand, bookkeeping and penmanship.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group