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Cité

Object Number: 
2007.6.210
Date: 
ca. 1992-2007
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
1 1/2 x 1 7/8 in (3.8 x 4.7 cm)
Description: 
White cardboard matchbook with reverse striker; drawing of a man with an open mouth in gray, "Cite" in white and orange in the middle of the mouth on front; "BE SAFE CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING" in white on footer; "Atlas, New York" in gray on manumark; "Cite/New York Ciy" in gray and orange on reverse; white interior with "LA CITE/(212) 956-7100/GRILL DE LA CITE/(212) 956-7256/TIME & LIFE BUILDING/51ST STREET/WEST OF SIXTH AVENUE" in gray.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group