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El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant

El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Title
El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Date 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions 
overall (closed): 5.1 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm (2 x 2 x 1/4 in.)
Description 
White cardboard matchbook printed in white, royal blue, and yellow; "EL INTERNACIONAL" is printed in white over a yellow horizontal line on the front above four silhouetted blue stylized figures wearing distinctly different hats; the hats on the figures are from left to right a fedora a sombrero, a turban, a rice paddy sun hat; "TAPAS BAR & RESTAURANT" is printed in blue over a yellow horizontal line; this entire design element is framed with a thin blue line; "219 WEST BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10013 (212)226-8131" is printed directly below this.; the reverse is printed identically to the front; “CLOSE COVER . STRIKE MATCH ON BACK" is printed on the footer; Printed on the manumark is "IDEA MANN INC. L.A., CA".
Credit Line 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Object Number 
2007.6.173
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group