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Fan

Object Name: Brisé fan
Date: 1870-1900
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Medium: Tortoise shell, ribbon
Dimensions: closed: 8 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 1 in. ( 21 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Tortoise shell brisé fan with blades joined by brown ribbon.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Anna E. Roelker
Object Number: 1940.82
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According to the accession records, this fan belonged to the wife of writer and preacher Moncure D. Conway (1832-1907). Conway was the author of "Life of Thomas Paine" (1892), editor of Paine's works, and one of the first Unitarian ministers in New York.