Fans at the Athenaeum
Object ID:
Children's celluloid brise fan. Blades and left guard are hand painted with swags and pink flowers. Blades are interconnected by a cream satin ribbon, and pierced along the outer edge. Metal rivet with a celluloid button and celluloid loop.

To Learn More:
Read about the development of early plastics such as celluloid and Bakelite.

Dimension Details:
Guard length: 4.75"
Open width: 8.75"
Arc (degrees when open): 150
16 blades / 2 guards

ca. 1915—1920
Credit Line:
Anonymous gift
This online exhibition is made possible through a generous grant from the Fan Association of North America (FANA).
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