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The Town House

Object Number: 
2008.47.160
Medium: 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall (closed): 2 1/16 x 1 9/16 x 5/16 in. (5.2 x 3.9 x 0.8 cm)
Description: 
20 stick matchbook with green exterior. Front cover with silver lettering, THE / TOWN HOUSE / NEW YORK. Black lettering on saddle, A DISTINGUISHED HOTEL / ON MURRAY HILL. Rear cover with black and silver depiction of building and surroundings. Pale green interior with black lettering (see transcription in notes).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group