America

Object Number: 
2007.6.36
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 4.8 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 2 x 1/4 in.)
Description: 
White cardboard matchbook printed in peach and blue on the matchcover; the matchcover is designed as an all around label with a sprinkling of five-point stars printed in blue on the front, the reverse and the saddle; "AMERICA" is printed in blue on the front and is flanked by two larger five-point stars; "9-13 East 18th Street / New York City / 212-505-2110" is printed in blue on the reverse above the striker and is surrounded by the densest group of the five-point stars; three, evenly spaced five-point stars are printed in blue below the striker; "CLOSE COVER .STRIKE MATCH ON BACK" is printed on the footer and "THE DIAMOND MATCH CO. NEW YORK, NY" is printed on the manumark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group