Update

New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. On August 14, we're opening Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, a free, outdoor exhibition in our rear courtyard. See more details on our Visit page.

Divan Parisien

Object Number: 
2008.47.24
Medium: 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall (closed): 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 5/16 in. (4.9 x 3.9 x 0.8 cm)
Description: 
20 stick matchbook with black exterior. Yellow and white curtain on left side of front cover with vertical black text NEW YORK CITY. Red text RESTAURANT across top of front cover. In center of front cover, yellow text DIVAN / PARISIEN, white text 33 EAST 48th ST., red text COCKTAIL BAR. Saddle printed with red ELDORADO 5-6726 on white ground. Back cover with yellow and white curtain on right side with vertical black text NEW YORK CITY. Red text across top RESTAURANT / COCKTAIL BAR. In center of back cover, yellow text DIVAN / PARISIEN and white text 33 EAST 48th ST. with red text at bottom, FAMOUS FOR / CHICKEN DIVAN / AND SALAD Plain interior with black matchsticks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group