American Advertising Fans
Wonderfully nostaligic and so unusual to find on our "side of the pond"- these vintage American advertising fans are a piece of social history as well as being very collectable. Advertising fans were a simple but clever form of advertising or commemoration.
You may have seen them in American films in use in church's or while sat on the front porch on hot days. I have included a photo from the film "The Help" which shows two ladies holding their advertising fans to use in church.
We have 3 fans available.
The first is "Faith of a Child" and shows an angelic young girl praying. On the reverse is the text showing the fans were donated to the church by a used car sales company in South Carolina and dates to 1949.
The next fan is a charming and colurful image of a young boy with his dog making a deposit into his savings account. The tagline of the bank is "The Bank That Stood The Test" which refers to the fact that his apparently made it through the worst of the great depression without collapsing. It dates to the late 1930's.
Last is the beautiful country scenic view fan. It shows an image of a painting of hills and valley with a house nestled between trees. It is the oldest of the three dating to 1930. It is by the Greenwich Saving's Bank in New York City.
UK postage is £2.00.