After WWII- there was a big push in America to ignite growth in small businesses. One of the promotions created at the time was a fan giveaway, preaching the benefits of supporting small local community mom and pops. We found one of these antiques and put it back in production. Seems like everybody could use some support right now.
A few excerpts that are as relevant today as they were 70 years ago.
A DOZEN POINTS FOR HOME TOWN PROGRESS. These twelve reasons for Home Town Progress have a direct bearing on your prosperity. As your town grows and prospers, your interests are bettered, living conditions improved and greater happiness is enjoyed by all. Boost your town by trading in it.
“The business merchants are counted upon to keep the town in a progressive condition. Help them by trading with them. A town cannot be better or bigger than it’s business and professional interests.”
As part of our on-going mission to immerse guests in another era, we started hoarding antique cardboard fans (as research to create our own camp series - THESE ARE IT!).
These fans were staples at every county fair, picnic, and country church in the first half of the 20th century.
When guests came to 'Hotel Wandawega' in the 1920s, they would have packed these (Camp did not have air conditioning back then, and we don't now (in many buildings)).
We have three different styles with the humble old school wooden handles with leather loops- their design inspiration comes from 1920s tourism posters, Smokey Bear & 40's lake paintings.
fans sold in sets of 3 - you'll receive one of each style
➕ Printed fan 8" x 8"
➕ Length with wooden handle 12"
➕ Tied with leather cord