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Press Box

Object Number: 
2008.47.85
Medium: 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall (closed): 2 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. (5.1 x 3.9 x 0.9 cm)
Description: 
20 stick matchbook with burgundy exterior. Front cover with name of reastaurant in white lettering with design of random black letters in background. Saddle with black bar and white telephone motif and telephone number. Rear cover with white area in shape of stack of papers and black lettering (see transcription in notes). Black letters on burgundy ground. Plain interior.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group