Monday, November 07, 2005
Collections: Ephemera ~ Paper Fans
The elephant fan is dated 1936, just above the handle. It was painted by Lawson Wood, and published by Brown & Little in St. Paul, Minnesota. Lawson Wood was born in Higate, London in 1878 and died in 1957. He was a prolific artist and if you Google him, you can see many images of his work. The theme of this fan is political, as can be seen by the elephant and the donkey racing toward either victory or defeat; cheered on and actually "driven" by monkeys. Just like today, huh? I love this whimsical art work. The reverse of the fan advertises Ful-O-Pep Poultry Feeds. I need some Ful-O-Pep foods myself!
The other photo shows part of the wall of my den, on which the fans are hung. They are interspersed with family photos (which had to be disguised here, covered with stickers, per my children's request never to be shown on the web) and other pieces of art or collectibles. eventually, I will post all of the fans here, and I hope you continue to enjoy the evidence of my "pack-ratness"!