Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Angels Among Us.....Part 2



Since I posted recently about angels, I decided to continue the theme with this fan. It is titled "Heavenly Guardian" and was painted by Mabel Rollins Harris. Harris is best known for her pastel nudes, painted much in the style of Maxfield Parrish.

See examples at.........


She was active from the 20's through the early 50's, and I think this fan is probably from the 50's. The reverse advertises Jim Millner Plumbing Co. in Providence, NC and also Danville, VA. The presence of the letter prefix on the telephone number leads me to believe it would be the 50's.

12 comments:

JoeC said...

Hello, Michele sent me. ar r into antiques stuff? cheers then!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I love this fan, too!!! What is very interesting to me are all the wonderful artists that did these! Judy, do you happen to know the history of where and how 'The Artists'? I will go read about this lady, as you suggest!

Sonia said...

Nice the Harris' pastels! Thanks for the link!

Thanks for leaving your nice comment on my blog today!
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srp said...

These are the fans I remember. Who knows? We may have used them at the church campground here in Virginia. My dad pastored in Roanoke then and we made the drive each year to central Virginia for camp. I remember that it seemed like a long drive...it would be sans interstates that did not exist at the time. We always stopped at this old country store where they had the penny candy. I remember a stick candy that had an almost cherry flavor. It wasn't like the hard cherry sticks of today but had the softer more sugary consistency like those softer peppermints they still make. I've never found it anywhere else and find myself still looking each time I'm in a Cracker Barrel or other country type store. It's amazing but thinking about them still makes my mouth water.

Boy I got off the fan subject there. The fans and camp and the dirt and sawdust and woods and freedom to play; those are some of the BEST memories. Faced with the same things today I would more likely remember the heat, mosquitos, dampness and hard matresses in the cabin rooms.

Tenderheart said...

How beautiful that is.

Müzikdüde said...

Man, I had no idea fans were so collectible.

Jamie Dawn said...

Pictures like that make us feel a sense of security. I like to think there's an angel over my shoulder.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi Judy...
About the pipes..I collected these small miniature smoking pipes when I was a child...(haven't done that for..well, you know how old I am...I was about 5 or 6 years old...) I do remember one that was shaped like a wooden shoe...it was quite beautiful...the rest (maybe 3 or 4) were just small and usual looking....It did say what kind of things did you collect as a young person, I think...No???
Anyway...the only one I MAY still have is that wooden show-looking one...God knows where it is though!(lol)

Claire said...

What a lovely fan great that it's in such good condition after such a long time!

justrose said...

gorgeous ... i love guardian angel pictures. i have a figurine of that very famous one in my daughter's room, do you know the one i mean? with the kids crossing the bridge ...

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I have a picture of the kids crossing the bridge!