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Max Loew's Viennese Lantern

Object Number: 
2008.47.121
Medium: 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall (closed): 2 x 1 15/16 x 3/8 in. (5.1 x 5 x 1 cm)
Description: 
21 "feature" stick matchbook with dark green exterior. Front cover with white cartoon of streetlamp playing violin and name and address in white lettering. Telephone lettering in white lettering on saddle. Rear cover with white cartoon of streetlamp lit tables and piano under awnings and name in white lettering. White interior with green lettering (see transcription in notes). Wide green matchsticks with white cartoon of streetlamp-lit scene with dining tables and piano under awnings.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group