MastroNet Spring 2004
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One glance at the ostentatious design and stalwart central subject of this glorious period advertising fan is enough to energize the magnetism commanded by Theodore Roosevelt. The "Rough Rider" and future President (who would be elected Vice President under William McKinley in 1900) is portrayed with glowing detail on the front of this 7" x 8", thick-cardboard memento which was produced around 1898 as an agricultural supplier's giveaway. Its scalloped edges, bedecked with flag bunting, distinctive "TR" military hardware and gold highlights, create an eye-popping sight that was certain to capture the attention of prospective customers. The fan's original wooden stick, which remains securely mounted at the lower edge of the blank-backed cardboard component, increases the overall length to 13". A Near Mint beauty, this full-color, century-old relic has remained uncorrupted by creases, and its patriotic graphics retain every bit of their original magnificent and inspirational quality.
Circa 1898 Colonel Teddy Roosevelt "Rough Rider" Advertising Fan
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