Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition Promotional Hand-Fan

by John Werry on March 28, 2010

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I picked up this Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition promotional hand fan at an antique store earlier this week. Although it has Japanese themes, it makes no mention of being directly associated with that portion of the exhibition.
The names and locations across the top of the fan all refer to hotels in Philadelphia that would have housed attendees. You can see the same names in a list of “hotels having fifty rooms or over” in a guide that was produced at the time.
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