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Archival Anecdotes: Fans of the Museum


June 14, 2021

This ornate folded fan is embellished with sequins and beads, similar to hand fans of European fashion. Donated by Ella Larson Nossaman.

Regular readers of Archival Anecdotes will likely have noticed that the Eddy County Museum has a healthy collection of fashion accessories.

Folks from the late 19th and early 20th centuries were undoubtedly influenced by both Victorian and Edwardian fashion, even way out on the prairie. From hat pins to handbags, there are an estimated 200 artifacts in the museum related to fashion.

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