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Fraunces Tavern Restaurant

Object Number: 
2007.6.133
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 4.8 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.)
Description: 
White cardboard matchbook printed in crème and brown; all the text on the match cover is printed in brown; "Fraunces Tavern / Restaurant / Corner Broad & Pearl Street / New York", is printed on the front; "CLOSE COVER .STRIKE ON BACK" is printed on the footer. A design emblem of a four story building on a corner is printed on the reverse above the striker; "212-962-9249 / 212-645-0006" is printed on the saddle; Printed on the manumark is "EMPIRE MDSE. NY, NY".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group