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ORIGINAL BILL'S GAY NINETIES CAFE & RESTAURANT

Object Number: 
2008.47.98
Medium: 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall (closed): 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. (4.9 x 4 x 0.9 cm)
Description: 
20 stick matchbook with white exterior. Front cover with abbreviated name and address in black text and black line illustration of bicycle leaning at a streetlamp near a saloon entrance. Telephone number in black lettering on saddle. Rear cover with full name of restaurant and bolack line illustration of a can-can girl. White interior with black matchsticks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group