Fans - 1932.Harrisburg, PA: The Myers Manufacturing Co., 1932 Stock Code: 79116
Spectacular trade catalogue featuring the vivid pictorial fans produced by The Myers Manufacturing Co., a Pennsylvania novelty company founded by Dr L. B. Myers, the first man to patent rubber tips for pencils.
Myer's fans were essentially an advertising medium commended for their "distinctive appearance - large advertising space - compactness", and insert offers "Suggested Copy for Fan Advertisements". The subject matter of the images is unashamedly populist, sentimental, and even religiose - "Guarding his flock", Christ with sheep - that of "Colored Mother and Child" is described as "an unexcelled medium for the advertiser who serves the race". A quite extraordinary survival.
Small quarto (232 x 260 mm) Wire-stitched in the original colour-printed wrappers.
27 full-page coloured illustrations of pictorial fan designs.
wrappers a little rubbed, mild cockling of the catalogue pages, but overall very good indeed.
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