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Container Cafe

Object Number: 
2007.6.174
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 5.1 x 7.6 x 0.6 cm (2 x 3 x 1/4 in.)
Description: 
White cardboard matchbook designed to hold 40 match sticks printed in white and blue; "CONTAINER CAFE" is printed in navy blue on the front and reverse with a circle with a x in the center of it printed in between the two words comprising the name of the establishment is printed on the front and reverse; Printed on the manumark is "LION MATCH CORP OF AMERICA. NEW YORK".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group