Il Monello and Il Nido

Object Number: 
ca. 1960-1980
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
overall (closed): 5.1 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm (2 x 2 x 1/4 in.)
White cardboard matchbook printed beige on the matchcover with brown printed text on the exterior; in between the two lines of print on the front "Il Monello / Ristorante Italiano" three, five-point stars are printed; between the two lines of print on the reverse above the striker "Il Nido / Ristorante Italiano" three, five-pointed stars are printed; "TWO HONEST RESTAURANTS" is printed on the saddle; "LEE ADV. AGENCY, 333 W. 57 ST., N.Y.C. -Made in Canada" is printed on the manumark; the interior of the matchcover is printed in black "Il Monello / 1460 SECOND AVE. NYC / (Between 76th & 77th Sts.) / Tel. 535-9310 / Il Nido / 251 E. 53rd Street, NYC / (Bet. 2nd & 3rd Aves.) / 753-8450-1 / Open Lunch - Dinner - Private Rooms".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group