Fans have been used for cooling since the days of the ancients. By the eighteenth century, the fan was an accessory for the lady of fashion and very elaborate and expensive fans were made. Sticks were made of ivory or wood, set with jewels or carved. The fans were made of painted silk or paper. Inexpensive paper fans printed with advertising were giveaways in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Collectors want handmade fans with intricate details or machine-made printed ones with advertisements. Electric fans were introduced in 1882. A few printed paper fans are made today.
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|Fan||Advertising||Hoover & Gamble, Pretty Women, 4 Cards, Grommet Held, Diecut, 1889||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Moxie Co., Eileen Percy||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Rexall Drugstore, Rex Ray||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Royal Cord Tires, Cardboard, 11 3/4 x 7 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Schaefer Beer, Freedomland Advertising||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Adams-bagnall Electric Co., Ceiling, Gyrofan||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Emerson Electric Fan Co., Brass Case, 4 Blades, 8 1/2 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||General Electric, Oscillating, Brass Blades, 16 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Hunter Fan & Ventilating Co., Ceiling, 4 Blades, 1940s||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Table, Industrial, Dayton, 20 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Winchester, 8 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Zephyr, Floor Model||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Feather||Ostrich, Ivorine Handle, Turquoise||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Feather||Ostrich, Turquoise, Tortoiseshell Handle, 1890s||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Feather||Peacock, Tortoiseshell Type Sticks, Opens To 10 1/2 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Figural Design||Shadowbox Frame, 1880s, 19 3/4 x 27 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Ivory||Silk, 22 x 26 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Lace||Hand Painted Roses, Mother-of-pearl Shadow Box Frame||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Paper||Fabric & Needlework, Children At Play, Shadow Box Frame, 23 x 33 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Paper||Lithograph, Figures, In Landscape, Ivory Spokes, 19th Century, 22 3/4 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Satin||Red, Gold & Silver Embossed Sandalwood Sticks, 4-in. Ostrich Feathers||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||3 Speed Banker's, 19 1/2 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Dr. Thatcher's Compound, Senna & Rhubarb, 1920s||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Women's Christian Temperance Union||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||New York World's Fair||1998||Login / Create Account for Price|