1892 World's Columbian Exposition Promotional Hand Fan
Date: 1892 (dated)
Dimensions: 13 x 22.5 inches (33 x 57.15 cm)
This is a lovely and delicate promotional hand fan from just before the Columbian Exposition held in Chicago during the summer of 1893. The fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus.
The fan features a bright and clear bird's eye view of the entire fair. Numerous tall ships, trees, buildings, and people are displayed with intricate detail.
On the verso, a collage of three scenes depict the landing of Columbus in the new world, the converting of native people to Christianity, and early development in the Americas.
Condition: The fan is in A+ condition with original guards, sticks, and head. The ribs are spread full showing no tears or holes what so ever.
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