Matchbook

Object Number: 
2010.16.26
Date: 
1940-1945
Medium: 
Paper and metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 3/4 in. (5.7 x 3.8 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
World War II era matchbook, front flap: insignia with images of cannonballs and oil lamp with text: "ADDERE FLAMMAM", top text: "ORDNANCE" and flanked by flaming cannon balls, back side: same insignia on front with text "THE ORDINANCE/ TRAINING CENTER/ ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND/ MARYLAND", inside of book red with decorative matchsticks depiting flaming cannon balls with word "ORDNANCE" running vertically down each stick.
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