The name of this site means fan–as in the handfans used by ealier eras. I chose this name because fans were the first things to interest me in history. I no longer recall what is was about fans that first excited me, but by the age of 10 or so, I was a collector. I’ve now reached the point with the collection where I have splendid examples of all the fan types I can afford and I can’t, with an archivist’s salary, foresee being able to move up to the next level of collecting. So, instead I’m making outfits to go along. . .

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