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Matchbook

Object Number: 
2010.16.25
Date: 
1940-1945
Medium: 
Paper and metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in. (5.1 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm)
Description: 
World War II era matchbook with crest insignia on front flap with text "ZVITEZIME!/ TRUTH CONQUERS", top text: "Czechoslovakia/ Fights for Victory", back side of matchbook depicts V for victory symbol with decoration and text "Free Czechoskvakia!"
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group