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Object Name Fan
Object Number 1914.2.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description white paper pasted to thin wood ribs; on each fold of paper is a printed sheet of Chinese characters translated into English; ribs and sides secured with wire pin.
Date 1877
Dimensions W-2 L-12.75 D-1.5 inches
Dimension Details measurements of the fan closed; measurements of the fan opened: 24"w x 18"l x 1 1/2" deep.
Material paper/wood
Provenance gift to R.B. Hayes from John P. Cowles who was a professor of English at the government college in Peking, China. John P. Cowles gave it to his uncle Henry in the summer of 1876 who then passed it along to Hayes in June of 1877.
People Cowles, John P.
Cowles, Henry
Search Terms Peking
English Professor