"Novelty Hand Fan's" by Cynthia Fendel
NOVELTY HAND FANS
Fashionable Functional Fun Accessories of the Past
"New fan book provides shining content, variety"
- Don Johnson, AntiquesWeek
Over 300 beautiful full color photos & illustrations!
Now sold exclusively through The Hand Fan Museum in Healdsburg CA
FANS have been around since the beginning of time. By the 19th century, fans were manufactured in every country in the world as well 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 as well as educate readers about fans in general in this new compressive and beautifully photographed book. 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 America’s association with a fan language. Cynthia Fendel has been collecting and researching hand fans for three decades and her love for novelty fans is apparent in this well researched book with 320 photos and illustrations. If you have an interest in fans, fashion or vintage clothing and accessories, Novelty Hand Fans, Fashionable Functional Fun Accessories of the Past is the book for you!
Receiving rave reviews from fan collectors & fan collecting organizations worldwide, this compressive and beautifully photographed book on hand fans takes an in-depth look at 19th and 20th century novelty fans.
It will not only educate but entertain readers and collectors with the following chapters:
Overview of Fans
Types of Fans & Parts of a Fan
Antique & Collectable Hand Fans
Pocket, Telescopic, Four-Image & Dislocating Fans
Parasol, Purse & Hat Fans,
Folding Bouquet & Floral Fans
Novelty Surprise Fans
Surprise Bouquet Fans,
Cigar, Dagger & Pistol Fans,
Compact, Grooming & Perfume Fans
Mechanical Hand Fans
Fans to See Through & Hear With,
Fans That Measure Time & Temperature
Program & Dance Fans,
Autograph, Monogram & Photograph Fans
Catalogue & Sample Fans,
Puzzle, Game, Contest & Toy Fans,
Fan Sets Fans,
Fans Made With Unique Materials
The Language of the Fan
Fan Collector Organizations & Fan Museums
If you have an interest in fans, antiques, vintage clothing and accessories, Novelty Hand Fans, Fashionable Functional Fun Accessories of the Past
Fans, Fächer, Éventail, Ventaglio, Abanico Legyezö, Leque, Ogi, Uchiwa
WHATEVER YOU CALL THEM
This is the book for you!