Museum Open

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open on July 3 and 4 to celebrate Independence Day.

Fan

Object Number: 
2002.1.1376
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
11 x 18 x 1 1/4 in.
Description: 
This woman's hand fan is made of paper with a wood handle and has a print of a woman in colonial style surrounded by a floral wreath and a flag and shield. On the reverse it reads "United States Centennial Exposition 1776 1876/ Women's Centennial" with a print of the Women's Pavillion and a poem about the important role of the "Patriot's mate" in U.S. history.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group