fans (costume accessories)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
The Johns Hopkins University women's suffrage collection documents the history of the women's suffrage movement both in the United States and abroad from 1879 to approximately 1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1900 to 1920. It is an artificially assembled collection of materials selected by the curators of Special Collections.
The item is a stipple engraved fan, printed with: "The Way of the World. A Tale" and depicts six humorous figures, representing "Report," "Hearsay," "SomeBody," "Every-Body," "No-Body," "Candour," with a descriptions beneath. The fan was published by Sarah Ashton of Little Britain, London, on January 1 1796, registered with Stationers' Company, the preeminnent London printing and publishing guild.
Copied from dealer description: [Valentine Victorian Sweetheart Fan]. [Np. c. 1890s]. Folding hand fan. 8½ x 14½ inches (opened). Six die-cut vanes; heavy card stock, embossed and printed by chromolithography in color and metallic inks; vanes interwoven with a cream silk ribbon; a brass grommet pivots at tail. Bright gilt; sharp die-cut edges; very good.