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Fans - 1932.

Harrisburg, PA, The Myers Manufacturing Co., 1932 Stock Code: 79116
£175.00

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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.

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Description

Small quarto (232 x 260 mm) Wire-stitched in the original colour-printed wraps.

Illustrations

27 full-page coloured illustrations of pictorial fan designs.

Condition

Wraps a little rubbed, mild cockling of the catalogue pages, but overall very good indeed.

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