Advertising fan for British Overseas Airways Company (BOAC) - Speedbird; Adelman...

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Name/Title

Advertising fan for British Overseas Airways Company (BOAC) - Speedbird

About this object

Folding fan advertising BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) - Speedbird.
Monture: Bamboo - natural sticks, polished guards.
Mount: Cyan-coloured double paper leaf, printed in colour on both sides.
Obverse: Set within a frieze bordered by branches of stylised roses are six costumed figures (from l to r): a Mounty (Americas), a girl with a basket on her head (Caribbean), a Beefeater (Europe), a tall tribesman (Africa), a Japanese lady (Asia), and a Mounty with Kangaroo (Australia).
Above the border, the words 'All over the World, BOAC takes good care of you'.
After a design by K. M Adelman.
Reverse: the BOAC logo in gold and navy blue. Lower left edge of leaf impressed with the word DAIMARU (maker?)

Maker

Adelman, K. M

Maker Role

Artist

Date Made

c. 1950s

Period

Twentieth Century

Medium and Materials

Monture: Bamboo - natural & polished
Mount: Paper - colour-printed

Place Made

Japan

Inscription and Marks

Obverse: 'All over the world BOAC takes good care of you'
Reverse: BOAC logo / 'DAIMARU'

Technique

Printed

Measurements

Guard Length: 22.5 cm
Leaf Depth: 13 cm
Leaf Span: 38.5 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

Advertising>Flight

Collection

The Fan Museum Trust

Credit Line

The Fan Museum

Object Type

Fan (folding)

Object number

LDFAN2003.121 Y

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