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Date: 1887–91 
Culture: American
Medium: silk, beads, metal

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Wanawaker’s Wedding Fan, Met Museum, 1916

Wanawaker’s Wedding Fan, Met Museum, 1916

Ostrich and Pearl Wedding Fan, Met Museum, 1887

Ostrich and Pearl Wedding Fan, Met Museum, 1887

Mourning fan, Metropolitan, c. 1887-1889

Mourning fan, Metropolitan, c. 1887-1889

Silk and tortoise shell fan at the Metropolitan Museum, 1850-60

Silk and tortoise shell fan at the Metropolitan Museum, 1850-60

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A dreamy fan from 1860-1870. Made with silk, ivory, and feathers. Just brilliant! At the Met Museum.

A dreamy fan from 1860-1870. Made with silk, ivory, and feathers. Just brilliant! At the Met Museum.