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El Rio Grande

Object Number: 
2007.6.113 ab
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, and striker
Dimensions: 
outer box: 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in. (5.7 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm) inner box: 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 in. (5.7 x 3.5 x 1 cm)
Description: 
Cardboard matchbox with inner and outer box; this skillet type is printed on the outer box with blue background; printed on the front in red and white design emblem of text "El Rio Grande” with the letter "l" forming the path of the river; a sun and a star flank the text; printed on the reverse "160 E. 38TH STREET, NY, NY / OVER THIRD AVENUE / with ENTRANCES AT EITHER / 37TH or 38th Street / TEX-MEX AND MORE"; printed on the manumark "(212) TEX MEX 7 -0922 / ADMATCH CORP. / NEW YORK / PRODUCT / OF JAPAN”.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group