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La Cote Basque

Object Number: 
2008.47.4
Medium: 
Cardboard, metal staple, striker
Dimensions: 
Overall (closed): 1 13/16 x 2 x 3/8 in. (4.6 x 5.1 x 0.9 cm)
Description: 
30 stick cardboard matchbook with glossy red exterior. Gold inscription on front LA COTE BASQUE and gold design on back. On saddle, gold telephone symbol and inscription MURRAY HILL 8-6525/6526. White interior with red design and inscription LA COTE BASQUE / 5 EAST 55TH STREET / NEW YORK / HENRI SOULE / PROPRIETOR / MURRAY HILL 8-6525/6526 and logo of matchbook company.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group