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United States Lines

Object Number: 
2008.47.132
Medium: 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall (closed): 1 15/16 x 1 5/8 x 3/8 in. (5 x 4.1 x 0.9 cm)
Description: 
20 stick matchbook with white exterior. Front cover with image of ocean liner in black, red and blue with black halftone dot shading on a white ground over blue bar with black lettering UNITED STATES LINES and red closure. White saddle with red lettering UNITED STATES LINES. Rear cover identical to front, but with additional red bar with black lettering TO AND FROM ALL EUROPE. Plain white interior.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group