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Folding fan

Object Number: 
1978.41e
Date: 
ca. 1814
Medium: 
Ivory, paper, paint
Dimensions: 
closed: 8 1/8 x 1 x 5/8 in. ( 20.6 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on obverse of leaf: "Viva a Paz, viva a Lusa Gente."
Description: 
Fan with ivory guards and sticks, and paper leaf with hand-painted line engraving depicting three-masted ship full of rejoicing sailors.
Gallery Label: 
A note attached to this fan indicates that it was carried by Lucy Jackson to a ball held on a battleship to celebrate the American victory at Plattsburgh on Lake Champlain during the War of 1812.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. F. Leighton Meserve
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group