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SHERRY'S 1890

Object Number: 
2008.47.71
Medium: 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall (closed): 1 15/16 x 2 1/8 x 3/8 in. (4.9 x 5.4 x 1 cm)
Description: 
30 stick matchbook with black exterior. Front cover with gold line art of female bust on column at left, name of restaurant in gold lettering at right above gold rectangle with address of restaurant in black lettering. On saddle, telephone number in gold lettering. Rear cover with design of three crowns in gold vertically on left side and gold lettering (see transcription in notes). Black interior with white design of female bust on column at left and name of restaurant in white lettering at right. White crown bullet points and white lettering (see transcription in notes). 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