Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
overall (closed): 4.8 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.)
Red, white and blue cardboard matchbook printed "BRASSERIE / We never close / 24 hours a day / 365 days a year" on the front; "CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING" is printed on the footer; the saddle is printed in red "BRASSERIE"; the reverse is printed in blue "100 East 53rd St. / Between / Park and Lex. / New York City, N.Y. / 212-751-4840"; below the striker "D.D. BEAN & SONS CO., JAFFREY, N.H." printed in the interior in red is "Breakfast / Lunch / Cocktails / Pre-theater / Dinner / Supper / Brunch / Parties"; printed in the interior under the comb is "MILTON GREEN ASSOC / ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N. J."
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
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