Matchbook

Object Number: 
2010.16.17
Date: 
1941
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, front flap: Greek symbol with text "HELP GREECE NOW!/ Contribute!", top: text "Send Yours Today!", back side: depicts figure in regalia and playing horn with text "730/ FIFTH AVE./ NEW/ YORK/ GREEK/ WAR RELIEF ASSOCIATION/ INCORPORATED", inside flap: text: "GREEK WAR RELIEF ASSOCIATION/ 730 FIFTH AVENUE - NEW YORK CITY/ Enclosed is my contribution of $______to help/ relieve distress adn suffering among the/ civilian population of Greece./ NAME_______________/ ADDRESS_______________/ CITY______________STATE______".
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