Due to a private event, the New-York Historical Society will be closed on Wednesday, October 27 – Friday, October 29. We'll reopen at 11 am ET on Saturday, October 30.


Object Number: 
ca. 1960-1980
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
overall (closed): 4.8 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.)
Blue and white cardboard matchbook printed "TATANY / JAPANESE RESTAURANT" on front beneath a graphic design of lapping waves; on the bottom of the front the text "NOW WE HAVE / 2 LOCATIONS" is printed; the reverse is printed above the striker "388 THIRD AVE., N.Y.C. / (BTWNN. 27TH 7 28TH ST.) / (212) 686-1971 / 62 GREENWICH AVE. / (BTW. 6TH & 7TH AVE.) / (212) 675-6195";on the manumark "Ringo Int'l, Inc. New York, NY-SM" is printed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group