Update

New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. On August 14, we're opening Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, a free, outdoor exhibition in our rear courtyard. See more details on our Visit page.

4-40 Club

Object Number: 
2008.47.149
Medium: 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall (closed): 2 1/16 x 1 5/8 x 3/8 in. (5.2 x 4.1 x 0.9 cm)
Description: 
20 stick matchbook with red exterior lined with white and speckled with black to create the effect of a brick wall. Front cover with name of club in white lettering inside black oval vignette. Telephone number printed on saddle with white lettering. Black and white lettering on rear cover, LUNCHEON / DINNER / COCKTAILS and address of club. Plain interior, black matchsticks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group