Yes, everything is mysterious to me these days -- probably because I'm still reading so many of those girls' mystery series from the 30s and 40s. But I really would like to know where this paper advertising fan came from. I've searched Google and ebay and Etsy and I can't find anything quite like it.
Don't these hairstyles look like they date from the 20s or 30s?
I'm not even sure how I got it. I've had it since I was little (maybe 1980ish) and I've always assumed that Grandma gave it to me, since I remember playing with it in the attic/rec room at her house. I've always known it was old, but looking at those hairstyles I'm suddenly starting to realize how old it might be.
I took it to lunch with us this afternoon and asked Grandma about it. She doesn't remember seeing it before. So was it something of Great-Grandma's that no one cared about? It might have been around the time of her estate sale that I first wound up with it...or did it come in a bag of stuff from a thrift store shopping trip?
This post is linked to Time Travel Thursday, Treasure Hunt Thursday, and Vintage Thingie Thursday.