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Coiffures Americana

Object Number: 
2008.47.184
Medium: 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall (closed): 2 1/16 x 13/16 x 5/16 in. (5.2 x 2.1 x 0.8 cm)
Description: 
10 stick matchbook with silver exterior. Purple line art of women having hair styled and dried runs from front to rear cover. In purple script letteringo n the rear cover, UNDER THE / DRYER AT / BERGDORF'S. Lavander interior with white lettering (see transcription in notes) and white matchsticks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group