Top of the Tower

Object Number: 
2007.6.21
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 4.8 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.)
Description: 
Black and white cardboard matchbook printed on the front "TOP / OF THE TOWER" with a graphic design featuring the letter "w" in the word tower forming a building that pierces imagery of stars. The manumark is printed "UNIVERSAL MATCH CORP NEW YORK"; on the reverse above the striker "TOP / OF THE / TOWER / BEEKMAN TOWER HOTEL / 49TH ST. & 1ST AVENUE"; the saddle is printed "355-7300".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group