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May 2, 2012

Ostrich feather fan

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Ostrich feather fan

Ostrich feather fan made in 1890.  The fan consists of multiple dyed quills attached to a handle with a circular bracelet.  Owned and used by Mahala Fisk Pillsbury, wife of Minnesota governor John Pillsbury.

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