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Charming allegorical map on a hand fan

An extremely rare 18th-century hand fan featuring an allegorical map. The map depicts the route of a voyage beginning at “Dark Bay,” crossing “The Great Ocean of Experience,” and terminating at the “Land of Knowledge.” Along the way the voyager passes, among other obstacles, the “Rocks of Obstinacy and Idleness,” the “Coast of Ignorance,” “Dissipation Island,” […]

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[ Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association ] Keep Cool! There will be nothing to worry about after we get Votes for Women Election Day November 2. [Boston, Summer 1915?]

The Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association tells voters to keep cool

An extremely rare hand fan produced in support of the 1915 campaign for woman suffrage in Massachusetts, with an example of the iconic persuasive map first developed by Bertha Knobe. The front of the fan features a punning exhortation to “Keep Cool! There will be nothing to worry about after we get Votes for Women”. […]

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