Lithograph with Hand-Painted Scene
ca. 1860
Italian or French

Jenny Lind Fan
Linen or Muslin with Sequins
Probably American Made

Jenny Lind was a Swedish opera singer who became known as the “Swedish Nightingale.” Beginning in 1850, sponsored by P. T. Barnum, she toured in the United States to much acclaim. The Jenny Lind Fan is a brise style folding fan with broad leaf or petal-shaped sections, sometimes topped with feathers.

Programme of Mademoiselle Jenny Lind’s grant concert for Wednesday ev’g, June 11, 1852 [sic; i.e., 1851] at the National Theatre, containing the words of the songs in English, German, Italian & Swedish.
[Philadelphia: Kind & Baird, 1851].

Gift of the Curwen Family


Red Satin with Silver Dots
ca. 1865-1870
Wooden Frame
Possibly Hunt and Allen
Braintree, MA


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