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Fan

Artist: Maker unknown (probably United States)

Date: c. 1873
Medium: Wood, silk
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 1/2 × 11 1/2in. (16.5 × 29.2cm)
Signed: Autographs of Whitesboro Seminary class
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. H. Maldwyn Jones and Miss Elizabeth Jones
Object number: 81.30
Label Text
The centuries old custom of collecting the signatures of one’s friends gained widest acceptance in the nineteenth century. The ubiquitous autograph album was joined by the autograph fan with leaves left blank for names and sketches. This fan is inscribed with signatures from Whitesboro Seminary class of 1873.