Funerary Fans

Presented by: Lady Fontayne Pen-ship, Steamstress

Before air conditioning was popular, the funeral parlor next door to the church placed these fans in the church pews.  The scenes on the front of the cardboard were usually biblical in nature, and on the back was printed the location of the funeral parlor.  Our fan will be the older model, 4 moving cards attached with metal devices;  more recent fans were made of one card and a flat wooden handle.