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Novelty Hand Fans, Fashionable Functional Fun Accessories of the Past Cynthia Fendel

Novelty Hand Fans, Fashionable Functional Fun Accessories of the Past

Cynthia Fendel

Published January 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780970885210
Paperback
120 pages
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 About the Book 

FANS have been around since the beginning of time. By the 19th century, fans were manufactured in every country in the world as devices used to stir the air as well as fashion statements. Novelty Hand Fans is the first book to take an in-depth lookMoreFANS have been around since the beginning of time. By the 19th century, fans were manufactured in every country in the world as devices used to stir the air as well as fashion statements. Novelty Hand Fans is the first book to take an in-depth look at 19th and 20th century novelty fans. This compressive and beautifully photographed book will educate as well as entertain its readers. Chapters cover topics such as Floral Bouquet Fans, Parasol, Purse & Hat Fans, Compact, Grooming & Perfume Fans, Cigar, Dagger & Pistol Fans, Mechanical Hand Fans and Fans Made With Unique Materials. An entire chapter is devoted to The Language of the Fan, with newly uncovered information and photographs about Americas relationship with a fan language. Cynthia Fendel has been collecting and researching hand fans for over three decades, and her love for novelty fans is apparent in this well researched book showing over 300 photos and illustrations. If you have an interest in fans, antiques, fashion or vintage clothing and accessories, Novelty Hand Fans, Fashionable Functional Fun Accessories of the Past is the book for you!