Celuloid: patterned and painted with enamel, silk ribbon
closed: 6 1/2 x 1 1/16 x 7/8 in. ( 16.5 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm ) open: 6 1/2 x 11 in. ( 16.5 x 27.9 cm )
Painted map of eastern coast of North America, Caribbean islands, and South America with red line indicating travel route. Inscribed in UL of map "Ges. Gesch." Inscribed on end sticks: "Westindienfahrt" and "Victoria Luise" Crest of shield and anchor inscribed: "H.A./P./A.G."
The fan is a souvenir from the cruise ship "Victoria Luise," which embarked from New York and traveled to Cuba, Puerto Rico, Panama, Jamaica, the Bahamas and returned to New York sometime between 1911 and 1914. The voyage carried tourists on cruises to the Mediterranean, the Carribean, as well as across the Atlantic. The fan was found in Constableville (Lewis County), New York.
Gift of Sandra Markham
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