Object Type: Record
In Collection: Artifacts Collection
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Description: Folding fan. The sticks are made of ivory, carved (open work), enameled in purple, blue and black, and inlaid enameled with silver. The upper (outside) portion is of dark paper, mostly in black and silver. Painted on one side: a lake on which floats a gondola-like boat filled with a pleasure party while there are two dancing girls on the shore, one with a tambourine in hand, and a garland of flowers adorning both their dresses. Painted on the other side: A larger scene on the seashore marked by a small sailing vessel and row boats, groups of men and women on the near shore, and mountains, castles and trees in the distance.
Description: Historical Note: This fan belonged to Mrs. Annie Santee, nee Goodrich, of Towanda, Pennsylvania. It is a relic of the Mexican War of 1846-1848. When the city of Mexico was captured by the American troops, the soldiers plundered the palace and this fan was one of the treasures carried off by a young boy, an orphan, who had been raised by a lady in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. On his return, he presented the fan to his benefactress. Her son, S.T. Jones of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, presented it to Mrs. Santee, who was then a young girl, Miss Annie Goodrich. In 1908, Mrs. Santee gave it in charge of Mrs. S.M. Huber who in turn sent it by Mrs. W.D. Cleveland Jr., to be given to Mrs. A.B. Looscan.
Item identifier: ATF0329
Collection: Artifacts collection
Date of creation: 1845
Container information: Artifact Box 0064
Subject: Mexican War, 1846-1848
Type: Fan, Hand
Medium: Paper (fiber product)
Medium: Organic material
Citation information: ATF0329, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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Size or duration: folded: 12 in x 3 in x 1.5 in; open: 12 in x 23 in