Advertising paperhand fan with beige foil, printed in full color. Image of stylized cats with human figure, skating. Twelve wooden sticks. Varnished master sticks. Buttons made of metal.
Title: Paper hand fan
Creator: Benjamin Lachelin
Date Created: 1908
Location Created: Paris, France
Physical Dimensions: A 16.5 X Env 31.0 cm
Provenance: In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, hand fans became the ideal propaganda vehicle. The fan had two sides - perfect for displaying two messages at once - one facing the bearer and the other facing the viewer. Advertising fans were used in many capitalist cultures, often being even released in series.
Rights: GOVERNO DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO / SECRETARIA DE ESTADO DE CULTURA / FUNDAÇÃO ANITA MANTUANO DE ARTES DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO – FUNARJ / CASA DA MARQUESA DE SANTOS - MUSEU DA MODA BRASILEIRA