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Hotel Algonquin

Object Number: 
2007.6.299
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
2 x 1 7/8 in (5.2 x 4.9 cm)
Description: 
Brown cardboard matchbook with reverse striker; "HOTEL Algonquin" printed in white on black bar on front; "LION MATCH CORP OF AMERICA NEW YORK" in white on manumark; "BEN B. BODNE, PRES -- OWNER" in white on saddle; drawing of vegetal patterns and urn above "Algonquin" on a ribbon printed in white above "59 WEST 44th ST. NEW YORK, N.Y. 10036/(212) 840-6800" in white on reverse; white interior printed with "Legendary Rendezvous/Superb Cuisine/LUNCHEON/AFTERNOON TEA/COCKTAILS/DINNERS/AFTER-THEATRE SUPPER/MAJOR CREDIT CARDS HONORED" and "Dinner Guests (to 9:30 p.m.)/Enjoy Complimentary Garage Parking/All Evening (5:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.)/Weekend Parking: For arrivals/after 3 p.m. Friday or Saturday, weekend/garage parking (for minimum two/night visit) is Complimentary/except for $1.00 charge each time/car is taken out during the weekend." in brown; brown matches printed with "THE ALGONQUIN/For Cocktails/Theatre Dining/After Theatre Supper/100% Air Conditioned/Cable TV in ROoms/Private Dining Rooms" in white.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group