Capsouto Freres

Object Number: 
2007.6.162
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 5.1 x 5.7 x 0.6 cm (2 x 2 1/4 x 1/4 in.)
Description: 
White cardboard matchbook printed in crème and burgundy; "Capsouto Freres / BISTRO RESTAURANT / 451 WASHINGTON STREET / NEW YORK CITY" is printed on the front in burgundy; "on the reverse "IN THE 1891 / LANDMARK BUILDING / AT THE CORNER OF / WAITTS & WASHINGTON STS. is printed above the striker; “CLOSE COVER .. STRIKE ON BACK" is printed on the footer. ; Printed on the manumark is "ENCORE SALES . NEW YORK ". A map of the neighborhood going from the Hudson River on the West on 6th Avenue on the East, Canal Street on the north is printed on the interior in burgundy.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group