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Candlelight Room

Object Number: 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Overall (closed): 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 3/8 in. (5.2 x 5.2 x 1 cm)
30 stick matchbook with red exterior. Front cover with name of restaurant in black script on yellow cartouche with white scrollwork frame. On back cover, HOTEL in yellow script, VICTORIA and address in black lettering. Black interior with yellow lettering DINING AND / DANCING! / HOTEL VICTORIA. Broad yellow matchsticks with red, orange, grey and black image of a burning candle scrolled across.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group