As I said before my main character, Sophronia, is a spy. And I have been raised to believe that all spies should have a signature weapon. In Waistcoats & Weaponry Sophronia finally gets hers: the bladed fan.
As I was researching fans I came across these fun ones, sort of spy-like in and of themselves... fans that aren't fans at all.
A fan that is a dance card:
|1890 Carnet de Bal 1890s Sotheby’s|
|1880 A rare cane from 1880, featuring an opening slot in the shaft, containing a red fan. The fan opens out 180 degrees and clips to the side of the shaft|
A fan that is an advertisement:
|1880 Trade Fan 1880 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|via @NoCrazyTalk on Twitter (THANK YOU)|
A fan advocating the Hypocras Club?
|1900 Tiffany & Co., late 19th-early 20th century|
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