Advertisements on fans seem to have been pretty common in the past, and what a good idea it was, in the time before A/C. Some were fairly simple...
I guess you don't really want to be glitzy when you're fanning at a funeral...
Some more complex, with a lovely image on one side, and the important info on the backside, so whichever way a lady may hold the fan, the message would be conveyed.
|This one apparently advertised Health Spot Shoe Store in St. Petersburg, FL. Must've been some hot Floridian footwear.|
|This one was a hand out from Haines the Shoe Wizard in York, PA.|
|Here's another from Haines the Shoe Wizard.|
|A lovely accordian fan advertising French champagne.|
I'm so keen on this idea, I kindof want to make some American Duchess fans to hand out to overheated ladies at these toasty Summertime events.