Feather hand-fans from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York.

Brisé feather fan of swirling down feathers. 1910-1929. Feathers with a mother of pearl monture. Archival ID#MNY64910. Collections of the Museum of the city of New York. Fair use license. via https://collections.mcny.org/CS.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&AlbumChain=Highlights%2fFans%2f&PackageBrowsingMode=1&VBID=24UP1O5PFSDB&RW=142

Folding feather fan with clipped aqua blue ostrich feathers. Faux tortoise shell monture and textured gilt metal loop with a white metal pin. Paper hang tag stamped: Made in France. Intended to be used as a hand prop by debutante participating in the Junior League “Winter Ball”, held in the grand ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. Dated 1990-1999. Archival ID#MNY54970 . Collections of the Museum of the City of New York. Fair use license. via https://collections.mcny.org/CS.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&AlbumChain=Highlights%2fFans%2f&PackageBrowsingMode=1&VBID=24UP1O5PFSDB&RW=1423&RH=

Fixed feather fan in turkey and marabou with two layers of turkey feathers, the rear layer light brown with brown and white banded tips and the front layer with iridescent band at tips. Brown and white marabou feathers at the base. Woven black and white straw handle. 1840-1849. Archival ID#MNY72614  Collections of the Museum of the City of New York. Fair use license. via https://collections.mcny.org/CS.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&AlbumChain=Highlights%2fFans%2f&PackageBrowsingMode=1&VBID=24UP1O5PFSDB&RW=1423&RH=630

Bouquet folding fan, the paper leaf with overpainted chromolithograph scenes. The back with stylized figures in a landscape with a stream in the foreground and the front with an 18th century style figured scene. Perforated ivory monture with gilt inlay, a gilt framed mirror to the guard and dyed feather and silk bouquets applied to the guards. ca. 1850. Marks: Reverse mount initialed DAL ? marked brevete (patented). Archival ID#MNY80752. Collections of the Museum of the City of New York. Fair use license. via https://collections.mcny.org/CS.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&AlbumChain=Highlights%2fFans%2f&PackageBrowsingMode=1&VBID=24UP1O5PFSDB&RW=1423&RH=


Fixed fan of pink Moluccan cockatoo feathers, the front with a single central ruby hummingbird ringed with iridescent whole beetles and white feather flowers and the back with a central stemmed floral and foliate cluster comprised of feathers. Ivory handle, pierced and carved in a scrolling leaf design. 1860-1869. Archival ID#MNY80754  Collections of the Museum of the City of New York. Fair use license. via https://collections.mcny.org/CS.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&AlbumChain=Highlights%2fFans%2f&PackageBrowsingMode=1&VBID=24UP1O5PFSDB&RW=1423&RH=