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Painted White Silk Satin Fan and Box, 1885-1889

Manufactured in New York City by Black, Starr & Frost. Silk, ivory, paint. Gift of Lucy Kate McGlachlin Johnson.
Wisconsin Historical Museum object # 1953.160,a

Painted White Silk Satin Fan and Box, 1885-1889

West Point Military Academy student Edward Fenton McGlachlin gave this fan to his sister, Lucy Kate (McGlachlin) Johnson (b. 1873) of Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

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Painted Daisies White Silk Fan, ca. 1900

Silk, ivory, sequins, paint. Gift of Adele Steinle.
Wisconsin Historical Museum object # 1955.1512

Painted Daisies White Silk Fan, ca. 1900

This fan was a birthday present to Adele Steinle (b. 1870) of Marinette, Wisconsin, probably for her thirtieth birthday.

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Red Cockade Fan, 1895

Cloth. Gift of Mrs. J.R. McCarthy.
Wisconsin Historical Museum object # 1960.132.14

Red Cockade Fan, 1895

Sunday school teacher Eva M. Shepard gave this fan as a Christmas present to her pupil, Ada M. Baker (b. 1879) of Portage, Wisconsin.

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