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Coiffures Americana

Coiffures Americana
Coiffures Americana
Coiffures Americana
Title
Coiffures Americana
Medium 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Dimensions 
Overall (closed): 2 1/16 x 13/16 x 5/16 in. (5.2 x 2.1 x 0.8 cm)
Description 
10 stick matchbook with silver exterior. Purple line art of women having hair styled and dried runs from front to rear cover. In purple script letteringo n the rear cover, UNDER THE / DRYER AT / BERGDORF'S. Lavander interior with white lettering (see transcription in notes) and white matchsticks.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Object Number 
2008.47.184
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group