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Downtown Rascals

Object Number: 
2007.6.100 ab
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, and striker
Dimensions: 
outer box: 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in. (5.7 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm) inner box: 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 in. (5.7 x 3.5 x 1 cm)
Description: 
Cardboard matchbox with inner and outer box; this skillet type is printed on the outer box with a yellow background; printed on the front in black orange and white design emblem of text "DOWNTOWN / RASCALS / N.Y.C." and a cartoon boy standing; printed on the reverse in black "12 E. 22nd ST. (BETW. PARK AVE. S. & BRDWY.) / DINNING 7 DANCING NIGHTLY / FULL MENU - EAT 7 DRINK / FROM 11:30AM TILL 4 AM / FANTASTIC BRUNCHES / W. LOTS OF TV'S / BARRELS OF PEANUTS"; printed on the manumark "(212) 420 -1777 / ADMATCH CORP. / NEW YORK / PRODUCT / OF JAPAN".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group