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Peacock Alley, The Waldorf-Astoria

Object Number: 
2008.47.125
Medium: 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall (closed): 1 15/16 x 2 1/8 x 3/8 in. (5 x 5.4 x 0.9 cm)
Description: 
30 stick matchbook with glossy white exterior. Front cover with multi-colored cartoon of dancers and a tree. Name of hotel on saddle in pink lettering. Rear cover with image of topiary in the shape of a male peacock and name of restaurant in pink script. Teal interior with natural colored matchsticks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group