Thursday, December 01, 2005
Collections: Ephemera ~ Paper Fans
Top: The only folding fan I have. The center top says "Let's all sing like the birdies sing, tweet, tweet, tweet", and shows doggies, presumably singing in harmony. The side panels have babies playing the saxophone and leading the choristers. The rear of this fan says only:
"Compliments of Stitt's Bakery
Phone 4-1990. There is no city listed, and no artist, although the patent number is 1655229.
The "Pittypat's Porch" fan is from the restaurant, in Atlanta. I got this fan when we ate there in the late 70's. I am not sure if it still exists, but it was a great place for tourists back then, and a real slice of life in the South (even if a fairly manufactured one). In the next post, I will show a postcard from Pittypat's Porch. It is as much a total experience as it was a place to eat.
The third fan, showing the woman and blond baby, is undoubtedly from the 20's or 30's, owing to the marcelled wave in the woman's hair. That was a hairstyle favored by the flappers, I believe. This one does not have the artist listed either.