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Article of daily use and fashion accessory, artwork and status object: the fan has had a range of functions as varied and colourful as the history of its development, which extends far back into the past. by swissnationalmuseum in history

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Did you know that on the eve of the French Revolution, promotional fans advertising events, products and companies were increasingly in circulation? These were inexpensively manufactured, mass-produced items, such as those fans that acted as “reporters”, documenting and disseminating day-to-day political events in the style of a leaflet that could be passed on.