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Fan

Fan
Fan
Title
Fan
Date 
1948
Medium 
Wood, paper
Dimensions 
13 x 7 x 1/4 in.
Description 
This hand fan is made of paper with a wood handle. One side has a cartoon in blue of a man in a bowler at a convention holding a campaign sign while everyone else reads newspapers. This side reads "In Philadelphia..nearly everybody reads The Bulletin/ Evening and Sunday". The reverse reads in blue "Welcome Delegates! National News, World Events/ Convention News, Sports/ Complete...Accurate in/ The Evening Bulletin/ The Sunday Bulletin". From the 1948 Democratic National Convention-this fan has hand written talleys of votes for Truman and for his opponent Russell as well as notes on various states and other candidates.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.1458
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group