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Mapping London’s Fan Makers

The Fan Museum is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Mapping London’s Fan Makers’ on the Layers of London website.

A culmination of many months of painstaking research, the interactive map features the names and locations of 200+ fan makers, fan painters and associate workers active in London in the 17th and 18th centuries. Many of the entries link through to fans & associated objects in other museum collections and are further enriched with biographical details, unfolding stories of migration, poverty and even crime.

Take a tour of the map and discover the fascinating history of London’s fan trade and learn more about the craftspeople and entrepreneurs involved in the making and selling of handheld fans during a period when London’s fan makers achieved a pinnacle of productivity and ingenuity.

CLICK HERE to access the map.

For more information about the project/map, please email The Fan Museum’s curatorial team: /

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