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Inn of the Dove

Object Number: 
2007.6.101 ab
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple 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 crème background; printed on the front and reverse in blue and red design emblem a dove, geometric border, and text "Fonda Le Paloma"; printed on the manumark "POCKETBOX / SLIM TM / DIAMOND / MATCH / NEW YORK / INN OF THE DOVE (Mexican Restaurant) / 256 East 49th St. (421 - 5495) New York City”.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group