Fan Date: 1900–1910 Culture: American Medium: Synthetic, metal, rhinestones, linen, silk Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Nathan Ohrbach, 1960 Accession Number: 2009.300.5145
Fan, 18th century. French. Paper, ivory, mother of pearl. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fans were popular during this time to show off the hands. Generally very elaborate, and different fans were used for different occasions.