Gramercy Tavern

Object Number: 
2007.6.194
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, and striker
Dimensions: 
outer box: 2 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 1/4 in. (6.4 x 3.5 x 0.6 cm) inner box: 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in. (5.7 x 3.2 x 0.6 cm)
Description: 
Cardboard matchbox with inner and outer box; this skillet type is printed on the outer box with tan background; printed on the front and reverse is the text "GRAMERCY / TAVERN / 42 EAST 20 / NEW YORK NEW YORK 10003"; a brown border is printed around the text; printed on the manumark are images from left to right of a wine bottle, a pear with a bite out of it, a knife, a cow and a fork; a “MARYLAND MATCH / (800) 423-0013 / PRODUCT / OF JAPAN."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group