The Cupping Room Cafe

Object Number: 
2007.6.149
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 4.8 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.)
Description: 
White cardboard matchbook printed in peach and brown; all the text on the matchcover is printed in brown evocative of a print; "The / CUPPING ROOM / CAFE" is printed on the front inside a logo design of a brewing teapot forming the cab of a carriage attended by two figures "BE SAFE . CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING" is printed on the footer. On the reverse above the striker the same text and logo is printed with “OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK" printed above the logo and "359 WEST BROADWAY / SOHO NEW YORK CITY"."925-2898" is printed on the saddle; Printed on the manumark is "UNIVERSAL MATCH CORP NEW YORK".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group