Advertising Fan for Funeral Home, circa 1975

Summary

The John T. Rhines Company Funeral Home of Washington, D.C., established in 1906, printed and distributed this paper fan in the early 1970s. The fan's purpose was to memorialize three American leaders-John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy-who supported equal rights and were assassinated, cutting short their important work in the modern Civil Rights movement.

The John T. Rhines Company Funeral Home of Washington, D.C., established in 1906, printed and distributed this paper fan in the early 1970s. The fan's purpose was to memorialize three American leaders-John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy-who supported equal rights and were assassinated, cutting short their important work in the modern Civil Rights movement.

Artifact

Advertising card

Date Made

circa 1975

Subject Date

1961-1968

Creators

John T. Rhines Funeral Home 

Place of Creation

United States, District of Columbia, Washington 

Creator Notes

Created for the John T. Rhines Company Funeral Home in Washington D.C.

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2001.48.20

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Wood (Plant Material)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Dimensions

Height: 12 in

Width: 7.5 in

Inscriptions

Obverse: These Americans Died For Freedom Text above Martin Luther King, Jr. photo: "I have a dream that my little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) Text below John Kennedy photo: "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Text below Robert Kennedy photo: "Some men see things as they are and ask 'why'? I dream things that never were and ask "why not'? Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) Reverse: ESTABLISHED 1906 JOHN T. RHINES COMPANY FUNERAL HOME " BUILT ON HONEST AND SINCERE SERVICE" ROBERT L. PLUMMER, DIRECTOR PHONE 529-4300 3030 12TH ST., N.E. WASHINGTON, D.C. 20017

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