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 is printed in red, white and green with the front printed in vertical stripes simulating the Italian flag with the text "Nanni / 146 EAST 46th ST. / NEW YORK CIT / TEL. 697-4161"; "Nanni / IL VALLETTO / 133 EAST 61st ST. / NEW YORK CITY / TEL: 838-3939" is printed above the striker on the reverse; "CUCINA ABRUZZESE" is printed on the saddle; "PRODUCT OF JAPAN ADMATCH CORP NEW YORK" is printed on the manumark; newspaper reviews and accolades of the restaurant are printed on the interior of the matchcover "Nanni / LA CUCINA CON * * * +$ / NEW YORK MAGAZINE / * * * THE NEW YORK TIMES / Nanni IL VALLETTO / HOLIDAY TRAVEL MAGAZINE AWARDS / CHAINE des ROTISSEURS"
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group