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Carl Posey Photo Church Fan 'Grandmother and Grandson'

Carl Posey Photo Church Fan 'Grandmother and Grandson'

Regular price
$30.00
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$30.00

Photographer Carl Posey's documentary images of mostly Baptist churches congregations and happenings are best displayed and shared on historical church fans which are hand fans used within a Christian church building to cool oneself off. The fan has a wooden handle and a fan blade made of hard stock paper. 

The back side of the fan shows information about the image in the front and about photographer Carl Posey.

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A lil' more history: 

Modern air-conditioning became widely available in America during the 1950s. However, many churches (primarily African-American congregations) were unable to afford the cooling machines for their church buildings. In addition to their function of cooling the body, the paper blade of the fans were used for printed illustrations and community advertisements. Historically, funeral homes often acquired the space on the back of the fans to advertise their services to the churches members, in addition to other local businesses and services. Illustrations on the front blade of the fans are varied in subject matter; from illustrations of Jesus Christ, to notable people within the respective churches community.