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Object Name Fan, Fixed
Common Name Fan, Political
Catalog Number 1986.88.196
Date 1960
Material(s) Paper/Wood/Metal
Dimensions H-12.125 W-7.5 inches
Description This fan has a single, flat, lightweight cardboard surface with a black and white image of John F. Kennedy at the center. The cardboard is affixed to a flat, thin wooden handle with scalloped edges. The cardboard is white with a bright green tropical motif around the edges. There is a green palm tree printed to the left side of the fan. Centered on the fan is the image of Kennedy. He is smiling, wearing a suit and tie, and facing toward the right. The fan is attached to the wooden handle with two staples. The back of the fan is printed with a light green palm leaf design which radiates out from bottom center of the piece where the handle attaches.
Notes John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson defeated Vice President Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge in the 1960 presidential election. This fan is likely from that election.

This object was donated on December 30, 1986 by Drexell Davis. Davis, a self-described "Yellow Dog" Democrat, held several elected positions in the Kentucky state government. His thirty-three years of public service prompted his interest in collecting political memorabilia.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Kennedy, John F.
Subjects Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Campaigns, Political
Search Terms Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
political souvenirs
Fan, Political
Fan, Hand
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS